Switchfoot are a band that cares, as their invitation to attend a summit in Nashville for DATA (Debt, Aids, Trade for Africa) testifies. Vocalist Jon Foreman oozes sincerity no matter what style he is adopting. The impressive slower and meaningful soulful pop song; ‘Gone’ is a colourful instrumental featuring neat lyrics about the fickle nature of, well, everything:
“Gone, like Frank Sinatra, like Elvis and his mom,
Like Al Pacino’s cash, nothing lasts in this life.
Gone, my High School dreams are gone.”
The even slower piano fuelled, Coldplay like ‘On Fire’ is sure to go down well in Britain. Foreman is well aware of the fact that he and his band mates have “the best jobs in the world”, as he seems intent on making the most of his privileged position by producing honest music and connecting with people. How refreshing!