Switchfoot Announce Covers EP Featured
And a few of the tracks are already here! Switchfoot say: "We've recorded a collection of songs written by a diverse group of songwriters. Different nationalities. Different ethnicities. Different backgrounds. Different understandings of the world. Even if we can't be in the same room, it's still our job to bring people together.
We'll be dropping a new track every week until the whole EP is released June 19th so keep your ears tuned in!"
"During this difficult week, we have been wrestling with whether or not we should release new music — trying to listen more than speak.
As an American, there are so many reasons to mourn, to be angry, to lament. There is so much that we need to change. Let's take a good, long look at who we are and who we've been. Let's promise each other that we will continue to fight for a better version of America. A better version of ourselves.
Music quite often says what words cannot. Singing into the storms of life, music provides a scaffolding for our souls to reach for something beyond ourselves.
And so we decided to sing. This is our attempt to do what we do best — to sing into the storm. Our new song is a cover of Vampire Weekend's "Harmony Hall," a song that feels incredibly relevant to the week that we've had as a nation.
"Harmony Hall" takes inspiration from former slave plantations named Harmony Hall. For me, this is a song that acknowledges that if we are to change our future, we need to first confess our past.
I confess my fears. I confess my silence. I want to live a life that transcends these fears and reaches out in love towards justice. To all my black brothers and sisters out there, I stand with you. I kneel with you. I weep with you. I mourn with you. I long for justice alongside you.
"The stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness." America, we need to do better than this."
"Swim good is one of our favorite Frank Ocean songs. Our favorite line is "I'ma try to swim from something bigger than me..." As surfers, this feeling is what keeps us coming back to the water."
Cover photo from Switchfoot's Facebook page.