In the brand new video for “Let It Happen,” the newest observe from Switchfoot’s Jan. 18 Fantasy Records launch Native Tongue, the rock band takes a visit via its 20-plus 12 months profession.
“It’s a track and a video that embraces our previous,” lead singer Jon Foreman tells Billboard. “This track is a few band of brothers who've weathered many storms collectively — and I'm positive there's going be extra storms to come back. This is a track that acknowledges the truth that although we don't know the longer term, now we have this second, now we have one another.” Quoting the track’s lyrics, he provides, “‘I don't know what the longer term holds, however I do know that you just're my future.’”
As the video reminisces on the band’s profession, Foreman equally recollects among the high-water marks that transcend promoting out venues all over the world and profitable Grammys. “The highlights for me are the easy, small moments with one another,” he says. “You know, that sounds odd, however it's not the awards or accolades or the massive levels. The spotlight of being in Switchfoot is being in a band with a few of my favourite folks on the planet.”
That camaraderie is one thing that stands out. Since Jon and brother Tim Foreman shaped the band with Chad Butler in 1996, the group has added two members – Jerome Fontamillas in 2001 and Drew Shirley in 2005.
“Our story begins and ends with the enjoyment of enjoying music, and the concept now we have had the privilege of believing within the songs that we're singing,” Foreman says. “I have a look at a few of my associates who’ve success with a radio track a few lady that they like. Then, perhaps they break up with their girlfriend they usually nonetheless need to play that track for the remainder of their lives. I really feel actually lucky that the songs folks wish to hear are nonetheless the songs that I'm enthusiastic about singing.”
The band takes satisfaction within the messages on Native Tongue. Foreman believes it’s an ideal time for them to be heard – even right down to the album title.
“We dwell in a tradition that has forgotten tips on how to converse outdoors the languages of hatred and concern,” he says. “I would like this album to remind the listener and myself that love is our native tongue. It's not hatred, it's not concern.”
That mantra additionally consists of giving again – which is one thing the band does by collaborating in a big selection of charities, together with their very own Bro-Am Beach Fest, a profit surf contest and live performance held each summer time in Encinitas, Calif. The occasion, which aids native youngsters organizations, has raised greater than $2 million in 13 years and can happen June 29 this 12 months.
“We consider you possibly can't simply sing about hope, you must do one thing. So the Switchfoot Bro-Am has been that factor that enables us to present again to our favourite place on the planet. It's truly the factor I’m essentially the most happy with. Some of my favourite moments have been on stage in my very own hometown on the Bro-Am,” Foreman says, including that it offers the band an opportunity to mix two of their strongest passions.
“We love browsing, man. I imply, any likelihood we get to exit and paddle out. The dream was to be professional surfers, however it didn't work out, so we're in a rock band as an alternative.”
Foreman’s rock band will return to the street on Valentine’s Day in Asheville, N.C. after a a one-year touring hiatus, their longest break since beginning the band.
“We're very excited. We've by no means actually rehearsed this difficult for any tour. Because these songs are such a giant leap ahead into the longer term, we wish to get it proper,” says Foreman of the two-month outing. “We’re thrilled to be enjoying these songs dwell and we wish to do it justice. We're excited to be connecting with our viewers once more.”