Switchfoot was the special guest. I was in a dreamy haze and my head fell off my hands, where I usually cradle it to sleep at night. My face hit the floor and Switchfoot took the late night stage to play this latest single from their record “Fading West” which you can download here.
The song is reminiscent of new standards in the Christian world, with musicians growing up on Christian pop and alternative, creating sounds that sound very much like this single. Hands raised, hands clapping, lyrics that mean so much more than what you think they mean, and unbroken by the traditional fist raised in defiance. There’s freedom here, there’s a sonic sound that is captured, and could very well be one of the best songs that the band has written and performed in a long time.
The video captures that sort of playful spirit and it’s amazing. It’s compelling in so many ways, and makes me wish that I too was wide open like a child, with my eyes open and unflinching at the times that make me an adult. You may see it differently, you may think this song sucks, but it’s really something of a positive step for the band, and not since their third record have I found something grand about these guys. Check out the official music video of “Who We Are” below.