this is our Christmas album
In describing this album, Jon Foreman, lead singer of Switchfoot, explains that Christmas is a season ‘stretched tight with contradictions’. After 12 studio albums, Switchfoot has just released this is our Christmas album, which tries to highlight some of these contradictions: love and joy, and struggle and lament. The album features a mix of original songs and classic Christmas favourites, including ‘Silent Night’ and Charlie Brown’s ‘Christmastime is Here’. It has moments of fun, with a Beach Boys-reminiscent single—‘California Christmas’, and an interlude where the band sings ‘Everybody Knows a Turkey’. However, a standout song on the album is the second track, ‘Looking for Christmas’ which considers the hope of Christmas in the midst of conflict and inequality.