11 Songs, 43 Minutes

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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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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

steelvibe ,

They blew me away live.....

Saw them at Heaven Fest and it was one of the highlights of the day for sure. God moves in their music without the wishy washy Jesus innuendos just to make it "Christian". These guys know how to write a great pop song and have the staying power that puts them truly on the map with other great bands, even in the secular. I don't like a lot of what I hear on Christian radio because it often sounds disingenuine. I like the positivity and the message but the art of the songs gets lost in the "genre". Switchfoot really transcends that stereotypes even if "Becky" likes it. I will likely buy this sight unheard just because I know it is gonna be good. Switchfoot rocks!

alekbeard ,

Same Identity, New Sound

Switchfoot is my all-time favorite band, and they don't fail to impress me again. Their lyrics are meaningful, their musicality is creative, and you can still hear in these songs that they're passionate about what they do. If you appreciate anything good in this world, you will appreciate this album. Fading West is different than any other Switchfoot album, and that's a good thing. They maintain their identity while exploring new sounds. Well done, gents. Once again, I'm impressed.

Simple Servant ,

Just another brush stroke

I've come to respect and appreciate Jon Foreman as a song writer who is a genuine artist of the highest level. I've learned to trust his music. If it doesn't change my life on the first play than it just needs to be set on repeat. Besides, his music really should be seen as a growing, wholistic composition and not taken as stand alone projects. That being said, this album stands up to any test. It may have a more pop feel to some but if you take the journey with them and watch the film, the feel makes perfect sense in regards to the inspiration behind the music. Thanks to Jon and the rest of the foot, for continuing to bless us with beautiful and meaningful music.

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