GRAMMY Award-winning San Diego rock outfit Switchfoot releases their new single “if i were you,” the latest track off their forthcoming Tony Berg-produced and Tchad Blake-mixed album interrobang. An upbeat, toe-tapping anthem, “if i were you” adds to interrobang’s overarching social commentary and ponders the question: is unity homogeneity or can differences be tolerated?
Providing context to the new single, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman says, “I love how the song begins to reach towards a transcendent truth, only to fall again into a parody of humanity’s pride.” “if i were you” is built on this premise, taking an ironic tone while exploring the possibility of different souls and their diverse experiences coming together to push past tension and reach harmony.
Also out today is the accompanying music video for “if i were you.” A departure from the band’s previous moody, darkly lit music videos, “if i were you” amps up the energy and emphasizes the song’s tongue-in-cheek attitude. During a Switchfoot jam session, each member gets their own turn kicking everyone out of the band, playing every instrument themselves. The video ends with Jon coming face-to-face with himself, only to reveal that his clone is just another man named Willis Chin (a call-back to the first Switchfoot album) wearing a mask of Jon’s face.
Watch “if i were you” HERE
Switchfoot’s new studio album interrobang will be out on Friday, August 20 via Fantasy Records. On Tuesday, August 24, Switchfoot will perform songs from interrobang and speak about the album with producer Tony Berg in-person at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Music industry legend Matt Pinfield will moderate the audience Q&A.
Tickets for Switchfoot’s GRAMMY Museum show are available for purchase now at https://www.universe.com/events/the-drop-switchfoot-tickets-QWC874
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