Dreaming of a California Christmas
Looking to warm up your holidays with a bit of California sunshine?
Switchfoot is here for you with some California surf-rock holiday cheer. Inspired by a West Coast sound ranging from The Beach Boys to Black Flag, Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album” brings you the California Christmas album you never knew you needed.
An album full of Nostalgia? Sunshine? Maybe even some honest anti-consumerist lyrics about Christmas Muzak at the mall?
Yes. Yes and yes.
From fresh new takes on traditional classics, to instant classics, Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album” has something to brighten anyone’s holiday season.
Lead Singer Jon Foreman remarks: “Christmas is an emotional treasure chest for a songwriter to pull from. It’s a season stretched tight with contradictions: celebrating the free gifts of love and grace with an outburst of materialist capitalist consumption. An emotional roller coaster of family and friends, hopes and scars- bringing out the worst and the best in all of us.”
Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album” wraps arms wide around these contradictions, with new Christmas tunes and a fresh take on some Christmas Classics: five of each.
So wherever this season finds you, throw your surfboard and Christmas tree on the VW van. Put the needle down and enjoy a project that’s been years in the making: Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album”.
SWITCHFOOT has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide of their twelve studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009's Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out tours with over 5 million concert tickets sold in over 40 countries around the world. Through their unique blend of emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock, SWITCHFOOT has earned a devoted and loyal global fan base.
SWITCHFOOT has raised over $2 million dollars to aid kids in their community through their BRO-AM Foundation.
SWITCHFOOT consists of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar) and Chad Butler (drums).