Native Tongue

Album: Native Tongue (2019)
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  • The hard-hitting, anthemic title-track of Switchfoot's 11th album is a reminder of the power of words.

    My lips, my lungs, my native tongue
    My friend, where did we go wrong?
    My Lord (My Lord), we forgot our sound
    My soul such a long way from
    My lips, my lungs, my native tongue


    Vocalist Jon Foreman is urging us to use our tongues for love, not hatred.
  • Drummer Chad Butler told NewReleaseToday that "Native Tongue" resonated with him the first time he heard it.

    "While talking to my bandmates about the concept for this song, it became such a strong conversation, when we watched the news," he said. "We saw an overwhelming amount of fear, conflict, hatred and hate-speech. So, it felt like a timely message, wrapping this whole record around the concept that love is the language of our native tongue."

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