This is Switchfoot's latest album, and the song I've been analyzing, "Selling the News," is from this new CD. As always, this new album is full of awesome sounds and insightful lyrics. Jon Foreman, the main singer, has an incredible voice and cries for a world-wide change, starting with one's soul and working up to saving this "nation that eats our youth" (from the song "Blinding Light,").
Switchfoot is not afraid to address topics that are not considered politically correct. They begin their album with a song called "Afterlife" which is about living life out loud, choosing to live to the fullest with the end in mind. Another highlight on the album are "Restless" which is based off of St. Augustine's famous quote "Our hearts are restless until they rest in You." This song is truly beautiful, and inspires the listener to seek to do God's will in his life, starting with finding and accepting God within him. One of my favorites is "Thrive" which is about wanting to "thrive, not just survive" in body and soul. "Dark Horses" is probably their biggest mainstream hit from this album, and is about continuing to run against the crowd and pain without giving in, and many have called the last song "Where I Belong" their best yet. This song is about the end of one's life, and about finally arriving "in a world where I belong," and living so as to achieve this end.
When you are feeling down or are in need of some motivation to continue to fight the world's lies, I suggest this CD to you. It will inspire you and fill you with the fire you need to get out there and continue the battle.
As always, there are no curse words or inappropriate topics. Switchfoot has once again succeeded, creating an album that wakes everyone up with fresh, fast beats, awesome notes, and fearless words.
May God bless this band as they continue to use their popularity to spread His message!
This is the last post in the series "We're Selling the News." I hope this series has been both educational and inspiring; may the problems and solutions outlined here fill you anew with a desire to fight God's battle with all your heart. And may God bless all of you!