The American post-grunge, Christian, alternative rock outfit SWITCHFOOT founded in 1996 (as Chin Up) by Jon Foreman and his brother Tim, along with Chad Butler on drums, have been offering undisputed gems since their 1997 debut “The Legend of Chin”
And beyond their award-winning career achievements, SWITCHFOOT have been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising millions of aid for kids in the community through their own Bro-Am foundation and an annual Bro-Am Beach Fest that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA.
Now they release their 11th full-length album titled “ Native Tongue” out today via Spinefarm/Fantasy
“These are polarizing times,” says Jon Foreman “Where the loudest voice is often the voice of anger or fear. This album is an attempt to sing that hope into life. To bring a group of diverse songs under one common banner. Hatred is not your native language. Love is your Native Tongue.”
Songs like “ALL I NEED” convey and celebrate the hopefulness of love, and faith in the beauty of broken things. With characteristic psalmody, this canticle is a powerful & moving celebration of healing with soaring vocals and seraphic instrumentalism.
The the opening track, “LET IT HAPPEN “ is an overwhelming wave of warm sensation. As powerful as anything from old-school “The Beautiful Letdown” this has driving ambition and is abundantly rich with emotionally expressive vocals, yarn-spun guitars and ever-radiating rhythms. Simply superb.
NATIVE TONGUE by Switchfoot is out now
Main picture credit: @jared_whitney 2017