Interview with Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

GRAMMY® award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on January 18th, 2019 via Spinefarm/Fantasy Records/Caroline Australia and Casper had a great chat with front-man JON FOREMAN about the journey.

The dynamic music video for the title track written by SWITCHFOOT front man Jon Foreman and bassist Tim Foreman with Brent Kutzle of One Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, “Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue.”

“These are polarizing times, 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,” expressed Jon Foreman.

SWITCHFOOT have also released ‘’Voices’’ as the second instant grat track / single available to fans who pre-order their highly anticipated new album, Native Tongue. SWITCHFOOT also released an accompanying music video for “Voices”.

Watch it: HERE

Written by SWITCHFOOT‘s Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman, Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Tyler Spry, “Voices” is on the group’s 11th full-length album, Native Tongue.

“Some people like to have the TV or radio on as background noise. It helps them feel less alone. But I don’t need the talking heads or the static…there’s a constant hum of voices in my head…fighting to be heard, shaping my future thoughts and actions with their insistent murmur. If the goal is to find clarity, then this song speaks to the fact that clarity is not found in the noise, hustle or striving for it. No. Clarity is found in the silence, not the scream,” expressed Jon Foreman.

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,” (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace 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.”

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NATIVE TONGUE TRACK LIST:
1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
4. Voices
5. Dig New Streams
6. Joy Invincible
7. Prodigal Soul
8. The Hardest Art (Feat. Kaela Sinclair)
9. Wonderful Feeling
10. Take My Fire
11. The Strength To Let Go
12. Oxygen
13. We’re Gonna Be Alright
14. You’re The One I Want