Switchfoot – Awakening

Oh! Gravity

Oh! Gravity, the highly anticipated sixth album from the San Diego rock band Switchfoot, contains 12 new tracks written by the band and produced by Tim Palmer (Tin Machine, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Mother Love Bone, U2) and Switchfoot with Grammy-winning executive producer Steve Lillywhite. The new album expands Switchfoot’s sonic palette while at the same time dealing with certain social issues.

On songs like “Dirty Second Hands,” Jon Foreman sings of the dehumanization that comes with technology. Other politically motivated tracks include “Oh! Gravity.” the title track’s generational appeal for love, peace and understanding, “American Dream,” with its biting truth, “Awakening,” about trying to recover the innocence of a child in the midst of an ever-harsher reality, the sawing alt-country of “Head Over Heels,” the exotic instrumentation and Middle Easternflavor of “Circles,” the REM-esque pulse of “4:12,” the lush Brit-pop melodies of “Yesterdays,” the Echo and the Bunnymen/Smiths influenced “Burn Out Bright” and Motown sound of “Amateur Lovers.”

Switchfoot浪行者,很正点的乐队。1997 出道,作为一支正面积极的福音乐队已在教会圈小有名气。直到 2003 年的第四张大热专辑《The Beautiful Letdown》夺得格莱美年度最佳摇滚专辑,才正式跨入主流乐队行列并炙手可热起来。备受期待的专辑《Oh! Gravity》发行于 2006 年底,是乐队第六张专辑,加入对社会问题的关注,令原本已无法抗拒的另类摇滚有令人刮目相看的人文光环。主唱激情四射的嗓音被形容为不可取代,每每听来犹如与乐队灵魂轻易对话。

专辑:Oh! Gravity
歌手:Switchfoot

发行:2006.12.26

专辑曲目下载:

  1. Oh! Gravity
  2. American Dream
  3. Dirty Second Hands
  4. Awakening
  5. Circles
  6. Amateur Lovers
  7. Faust, Midas And Myself
  8. Head Over Heels (In This Life)
  9. Yesterdays
  10. Burn Out Bright
  11. 0.175
  12. Let Your Love Be Strong

Nothing Is Sound

Nothing Is Sound》是乐队继《The Beautiful Letdown》后的第五张专辑。如果你有留意到,会发现 Switchfoot 的专辑封套都很有意境,这张尤其。金黄的倒影,分不清是早晨还是傍晚,有蝴蝶,也有飞机,一个人在登梯追日?!哈哈。

专辑:Nothing Is Sound
歌手:Switchchfoot

发行:2005.09.13

专辑曲目试听:

  1. Lonely Nation
  2. Stars
  3. Happy Is a Yuppie Word
  4. Shadow Proves the Sunshine
  5. Easier Than Love
  6. Blues
  7. Setting Sun
  8. Politicians
  9. Golden
  10. Fatal Wound
  11. We Are One Tonight
  12. Daisy

Switchchfoot – Awakening

Face down with the LA curbside endings
With the ones and zeros.
Downtown was the perfect place to hide.
The first star that I saw last night was a headlight
Of a man-made sky, but man- made never made our dreams collide,
Collide.

Here we are now with the falling sky and the rain,
We’re awakening
Here we are now with our desperate youth and the pain,
We’re awakening
Maybe it’s called ambition, you’ve been talking in your sleep
About a dream, we’re awakening

Last week found me living for nothing but deadlines,
With my dead beat sky but, this town doesn’t look the same tonight
These dreams started singing to me out of nowhere
And in all my life I don’t know that I ever felt so alive,
Alive

I want to wake up kicking and screaming
I want to wake up kicking and screaming
I want to know that my heart’s still beating
It’s beating,
I’m bleeding
I want to wake up kicking and screaming
I want to live like I know what I’m leaving
I want to know that my heart’s still beating
It’s beating… it’s beating…
I’m bleeding

5 thoughts on “Switchfoot – Awakening

  1. hannah

    前不久看了Nicholas Sparks的同名小说电影《A Walk To Remember》, 调调像韩剧,想不到OST里有Switchfoot的I Dare You To Move

  2. caicai

    happy new year!! Finally opened your web again~~ ahha

  3. hanson1260

    迟到了,happy new year

  4. flora

    这得坐板凳上慢慢读。新年fai lok!