Editors’ Notes Since 1996, San Diego’s Switchfoot has has been skillfully crafting rousing, crisp rock, and Fading West is a perfect culmination of that experience and expertise. Frontman Jon Foreman’s formidable songwriting and uplifting lyrics thread through each of the album’s 11 tracks, peppering them with the hope and ruminations that have made the band exemplars of spiritual rock. While Switchfoot deftly deliver characteristic pop standouts like “Let It Out,” Fading West’s crowning achievement is “Ba55”—a song that melds dark, moody atmospherics with twisting, distorted instrumentation and vocals.

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Love Alone Is Worth the Fight
1
4:34
 
Who We Are
2
3:25
 
When We Come Alive
3
3:38
 
Say It Like You Mean It
4
3:54
 
The World You Want
5
4:21
 
Slipping Away
6
3:37
 
Ba55
7
4:44
 
Let It Out
8
3:19
 
All Or Nothing At All
9
3:48
 
Saltwater Heart
10
4:07
 
Back To the Beginning Again
11
4:21