“We try to approach every record like its our first and our last, but this one feels extra special,” Tim Foreman says of Where the Light Shines Through, Switchfoot’s tenth album and Vanguard Records debut. “The process of making it was a huge struggle, but it was cathartic, and I think that comes through in the music.”Tim Foreman, Switchfoot
San Diego, CA based alt-rockers Switchfoot formed in 1996 by brothers and main songwriters Jon (lead vocals) and Tim Foreman (bass) along with Chad Butler (drums) and later Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitars) and Drew Shirley (lead guitar). In 2003, the band paved their way into the mainstream with their tight-knit, powerful sound and soulfully anthemic songs, along with a positive message and spirit, which helped the band straddle the line between the Christian and alternative rock markets. In the last 20 years, the band have released 10 full-length albums including Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016) with dozens of sunshine-soaked rock anthems like “Who We Are”, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight”, “When We Come Alive”, “Back To The Beginning Again”, “Let It Out”, “Float” and “Live It Well”, which have found their way into all forms of visual media. The multi-platinum selling act won a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2011, continue to tour hard and have been involved in a number of charitable and humanitarian causes, including Bro-Am, the annual surf benefit, contest and concert the band founded to raise money for homeless kids.