As anticipation rises for SWITCHFOOT's forthcoming album Native Tongue, the GRAMMY award-winning rock band releases the third instant grat track, "All I Need," to fans who pre-order the album. Fans can also check out the music video for the inspiring anthem, which features footage from the band's hometown of San Diego and recent trip to India.
"All I Need" was written by SWITCHFOOT's Jon and Tim Foreman for Native Tongue, the platinum-selling band's 11th full-length album, set for release on January 18 via Fantasy Records. Previously released instant grat tracks include the title-track "Native Tongue" and "Voices," written by The Foreman Brothers, Brent Kutzle, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Tyler Spry. SWITCHFOOT debuted the accompanying music videos for "Native Tongue" and "Voices" through YouTube Premieres as well.
"Not every day is filled with hope. On my darker days, I read about the latest atrocity and I have a hard time believing in goodness. But then I look up at the stars or into my infant son’s eyes, and I’m reminded of a much larger story than myself. I’m reminded of how small I am, and how even my own perspective is limited. I laugh out-loud, as a thought comes into my head: what I believe about my creator (wrong or right), means infinitely less than what my creator thinks of me. In this perspective, the meaning of life no longer hangs on the question: ‘Do I believe in a God of love?’ The question is this: ‘Tell me love, do you believe in me?’” expressed Jon Foreman.
SWITCHFOOT also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on February 14. (Full list of dates below.) Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join SWITCHFOOT as supporting acts. Tickets on sale now.
In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us. The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, Calif., includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as "Prodigal Soul," "Joy Invincible," and "Voices." The band interlaces empathy and introspection, urging us to "use our lungs for love and not the shadows." Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on "The Hardest Art."