Making of Stars-Switchfoot
Switchfoot is a Christian Band with a great message (Part 3)
One of my favorite bands is Switchfoot. Tim Foreman is the front man and this band has always been very vocal about their Christian faith. I am really enjoying this series on their band.
For many years, those who follow the Christian music scene have speculated whether or not Switchfoot is a Christian band. They began their career with that “label”, but once they achieved mainstream success they seemed to want to distant themselves from that “box”. Many of their songs contain a “Christian” message although they seem to avoid using the name of Jesus Christ in their songs.
For those of you not familiar with Switchfoot, they are an alternative rock band from San Diego, California. They have become one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world in fact. The members of the band include Jon Foreman (vocals and guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar and backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums and percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar and backing vocals).
But is Switchfoot a Christian band?
Should they even be included on this site?
How do they actually view their faith?
Jon Foreman put it this way in one interview: “We’ve always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us ‘Christian rock’ tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them. And that’s not what we’re trying to do. Music has always opened my mind—and that’s what we want”.
So is Switchfoot a Christian band or do they just cozy up to the Christian music industry when it will further their career. That is for you to decide.