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    Joanna Shen

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    Switchfoot's Natural Phenomenon

    Post  Joanna Shen on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:53 am

    They rocked the music world with The Beautiful Letdown, an album that went double platinum in 2003. Their inspirational and heartstrings-tugging song “Learning to Breathe” redefined their musical careers, jump-starting their musical careers together as an unforgettable band. Now under the independent record label lowercase people records, Switchfoot is back with their sixth album installment titled Hello Hurricane, which was released Nov. 10.
    Founded in San Diego, Switchfoot is an alternative rock band that began their musical journey not only titled Chin Up, but as a trio consisting of Jon and Tim Foreman and Chad Butler. Now a five-member band that has gone multi-platinum, Switchfoot argues that because they have broken away from Columbia Records this will be the first album that fully represents their intent. Hello Hurricane is the first album in a series of four, the second of which is set to release in 2010, titled Vice Verses.
    The songs within Hello Hurricane cover a large scope of genres, giving listeners a taste of a variety of tempos from rough beats to slow, piano ballads. Nearly every song of Switchfoot’s falls within a different category of musical taste, emphasizing that they are capable of covering more types of music other than the usual head-banging rocker tunes. Personal favorites of mine include the soft, alternative rock song titled “Your Love is a Song” and the inspiring, piano-driven melody of “Always Yours.” Because of the wide range of genres available on one compact CD, Hello Hurricane caters to every music fanatic.
    Hello Hurricane is not all about beats and tempos, but is heavily praised for its motivating and expressive lyrics. The pressing and beat-driven “Mess of Me” is a declaration of independence that emphasizes the beauty of life despite how chaotic life can be. “Needle and Haystack Life” offers hope to those who find life not worth living for and encourages them to search out the miracles which are like needles in an, unsurprisingly, haystack.
    Overall, Hello Hurricane is an album that I would highly recommend to the weary and unsatisfied. Unlike mainstream music which only focuses on kissing people through phones and getting lower and lower, Switchfoot’s lyrics are deep and passionate. "Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives,” Jon Foreman. “This album is an attempt to respond to those storms with an element of hope, trying to understand what it means to be hopeful in a world that keeps on spinning.”

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Switchfoot's Natural Phenomenon

    Post  Joanna Shen on Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:04 am

    They rocked the music world with The Beautiful Letdown, an album that went double platinum in 2003. Their inspirational and heartstring-tugging song “Learning to Breathe” redefined their musical careers, jumpstarting their lives together as an unforgettable band. Now under the independent record label lowercase people records (yes, lowercase people records is spelled out with lowercase letters), Switchfoot is back with its sixth album installment titled Hello Hurricane, which was released Nov. 10.
    Founded in San Diego, Switchfoot is an alternative rock band that began its musical journey not only entitled Chin Up, but also as a trio consisting of Jon and Tim Foreman and Chad Butler. Now a five-member band that has gone multi-platinum, Switchfoot argues that because they have broken away from Columbia Records, Hello Hurricane will be the first album that fully represents their intent. Hello Hurricane is the first album in a series of four, the second of which is set to release in 2010.
    The songs within Hello Hurricane cover a large scope of genres, giving listeners a taste of a variety of tempos from rough beats to slow, piano ballads. Nearly every song of Switchfoot’s falls within a different category of musical taste, emphasizing that the musicians are capable of covering more types of music other than the usual head-banging rocker tunes. Personal favorites of mine include the soft, alternative rock song titled “Your Love is a Song” and the inspiring, piano-driven melody of “Always Yours.” Because of the wide range of genres available on one compact CD, Hello Hurricane caters to every music fanatic.
    Hello Hurricane is not all about beats and tempos, but it is heavily praised for its motivating and expressive lyrics. The pressing and beat-driven “Mess of Me” is a declaration of independence that emphasizes the beauty of life despite how chaotic it can be. “Needle and Haystack Life” offers hope to those who find life not worth living and encourages them to search out the miracles which are like needles in a, unsurprisingly, haystack.
    Overall, Hello Hurricane is an album that I would highly recommend to the weary and unsatisfied. Unlike mainstream music which only focuses on kissing people through phones and getting lower and lower, Switchfoot’s lyrics are deep and passionate. "Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives,” said Jon Foreman. “This album is an attempt to respond to those storms with an element of hope, trying to understand what it means to be hopeful in a world that keeps on spinning.”

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