To say that I am absolutely excited to see my 3rd favorite (only after U2 and Coldplay, but I’m pretty sure they would understand that) band in concert for the 2nd time (and this time, more up close and personal) is probably one of the understatements of the year.
Ever since I discovered their music through one of those Wow 19-something compilation albums of the top Christian artists of the year, I have fallen hopelessly in love with the band and their music. Yes, I even endured their being closely linked to the whole A Walk to Remember soundtrack, and that in itself is a testament to how much I love them.
Along with Jars of Clay, Switchfoot is my go-to band when I want to “listen” to the soundtrack of my life. I always have this sneaking suspicion that somehow, they were able to peek into my soul and wrote songs about both my deepest and rawest emotions and my most uplifting and joyous moments. These next two week, I will be posting about them, in preparation for their April 30 concert (which you would know about already unless you’ve been intentionally blocking my FB statuses and Tweets)
Today, I give to you my Switchfoot playlist (not necessarily my favorites, just the ones I’ve been listening to a lot lately) that does not include the usual suspects (Dare You to Move, Meant to Live, Only Hope)
The song that started it all – New Way To Be Human
“With all of our fashion
We’re still incomplete”
This is what we should aim for, we need to be more than just okay – More Than Fine
An ode to one of my favorite of God’s creations – Stars
“Stars lookin at our planet watching entropy and pain
And maybe start to wonder how the chaos in our lives could pass as sane”
I cry EVERY SINGLE time I listen to this song – Learning to Breathe
“I’m finding that You and
You alone can break my fall
I’m living again, awake and alive
I’m dying to breathe in these abundant skies”
Lately, music has been God’s favorite way of speaking to me and that’s why this song just moves me – Your Love is a Song
“Your love is a melody, underneath me, and into me”
Are you ready for SWITCHFOOT?
That’s right, the multi award-winning American band is coming to Manila this April 30, 2011! For those who missed their 2007 concert, this is your chance to watch Switchfoot LIVE for their second visit to the Philippines!
Date: APRIL 30, 2011
Venue: PhilSports Arena
VIP – 3,500
Courtseat – 2,500
Ringside – 1,800
Lower Box – 1,500
Ringside II – 800
Gen Ad – 500