Groundbreaking rock band Switchfoot is raising the bar with their upcoming new album Oh! Gravity.
According to sources, there are plenty of new details floating around now through cyberspace about Switchfoot's next studio album. The band has updated its MySpace page and website with images, artwork, and audio giving a sneak preview of the disc. The new project will be released Dec. 26.
Fans can hear the album's first singles, "Oh! Gravity" and "Dirty Second Hands," at MySpace and purchase the latter cut via download at all major digital service providers.
Lead singer Jon Foreman said, "We tried to put all pressures and expectations aside and focus on the music. We wanted to make a record that was honest; a record that didn't trip on itself; a record that represented everything that we first fell in love with about music. We tried to forget about theory and pitch and timing and focus on feeling. As a result, I think that Oh! Gravity is the most honest thing we've ever done. I am so proud of these tunes and hope that they resonate with you like they do for us."
Produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones), all songs from the upcoming album were written by Foreman.
The band recently embarked on a tour in Bakersfield, California, and will wrap up in Las Vegas on Nov. 22.
Between 2003 and 2005, Switchfoot has performed over 400 shows from the recording Nothing is Sound. The band used their live performances to work on the new material before committing it to disc.
In 2004, Foreman claimed to be Christian by faith, not by genre.
"We've always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us 'Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them. And that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind and that's what we want."