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Switchfoot: More Comments on New Video and Album

November 19th, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

So I didn't like Switchfoot's new video "Oh, Gravity," but I think their new album has plenty of promise. I like the sound of what I hear on their website and I will eagerly ask for their new CD for Christmas (it looks like it will be coming out on Christmas).

This new CD presents an edgier Switchfoot. Perhaps the new direction they are taking their music won't be as likeable as the great music on the Beautiful Letdown album, but at least they are continuing to expand their creativity. It seems the worst thing that can happen to a pop-rock band, like the band in consideration, is to get caught in a cotton-candy, over-produced rut. Even if the album does let me down, I will see it as a success insofar as they explore new territory.

You can see samples of Switchfoot's videos on Yahoo Music and also buy one if you like what you see. Their "Stars" video is awesome - creative, cool, and unexpected.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.