Switchfoot to release new record on November 10 on new label, Atlantic Records
On November 10, Atlantic Records will release Hello Hurricane, the seventh full-length album from the multi-Platinum, San Diego-based rock band SWITCHFOOT. Hello Hurricane is the group’s first album on Atlantic Records and its first studio album since 2006’s Oh! Gravity, which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200. SWITCHFOOT has been hard at work on Hello Hurricane, tracking more than 80 songs at the band’s self-built home studio and selecting the very best of them for the record. The band recorded the album with noted producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Rilo Kiley, Eminem, and Pink). The edgy, driving lead single “Mess of Me” goes for adds at Modern and Active Rock radio this week.
The back-to-basics approach employed has yielded a career-defining album that lead singer Jon Foreman views as “a new beginning.” Elizondo’s unique background facilitated a departure for the band, allowing it to build on SWITCHFOOT’s foundation, punctuated by hard-hitting instrumentation and soaring choruses, and elevating the music to a new level.
“Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives,” states 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.”
The band recently kicked off the co-headlining Crazy Making Summer Tour with Universal Motown Records group Blue October and featuring special guests Ours and Longwave. Following that outing, SWITCHFOOT will open for Dave Matthews Band, on two Southern California dates (September 12th & 13th).
The track listing for Hello Hurricane is as follows:
1. Needle and Haystack Life
2. Mess of Me
3. Your Love is a Song
4. The Sound (John M Perkins’ Blues)
5. Enough To Let Me Go
7. Hello Hurricane
9. Bullet Soul
11. Sing It Out
12. Red Eyes
SWITCHFOOT Playing With DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:
Sep 12 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Chula Vista, California
Sep 13 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, California