On the back of a September tour writing and filming for their new project, California’s Switchfoot are back with ‘Fading West’, due for release January 14th.
Accompanying their film of the same name, Fading West documents the last year of the band’s life, how they’ve blended a love for people with a passion for music, and as lead singer Jon Foreman said to Billboard Magazine – their uncontained surf lifestyle:
“Our goal was always to be professional surfers – and I’m only partially kidding when I say that – and if nobody is gonna make a movie about us, let’s do it ourselves. We love surfing, so this was kind of a chance to introduce that to the rest of the world and maybe connect a few of the dots to the music as well… There’s a lot of special moments in the film.”
Coined by the band as “the film that we made about the soundtrack to the film”, Fading West is a project that gives fans a uniquely intimate look at Switchfoot, and the big issues they wrestle with on the road:
“Digging into [the] heavier questions about who we are added a lot of grounding. Being in this entertainment industry can really warp your view on a lot of things, and I think sometimes we need to go and detox from that.”
The first single ‘Love is Worth the Fight’ is now playing on Hope 103.2.