Switchfoot release new song, “i need you (to be wrong)”

Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Switchfoot shared, “i need you (to be wrong),” the first new, original music from the beloved rock band since 2019’s acclaimed studio album, ‘Native Tongue.’ Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), “i need you (to be wrong)” questions what it means to be right and the importance of acknowledging one’s own blind spots. Steeped in a subtle swagger and Beatle-esque harmonies this release finds the band pushing past their comfort zone and reaching new sonic heights all while rediscovering their joy of making music.

Listen To/Purchase “i need you (to be wrong)” HERE:

Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman on “i need you (to be wrong)”: “I began writing this song more than a decade ago, during a season of personal friction. Insecurity. Doubt. Fear. Inspired by the tale of Mr. Hyde, asking: Who can I trust? Who am I? Years later, the song remained as unfinished as the questions themselves, but it began speaking to us in ways that it never had before. And so we began the process of finishing it. And while we began to unpack the song, the song was unpacking us. Maybe our enemy is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.

Additionally, Switchfoot announced last week they will join long-time friends Needtobreathe on their Fall 2021 ‘It’s A Mystery’ headlining, U.S. tour along with rising indie-pop group, The New Respects. The 37-city run kicks off on September 7th in St. Louis, MO and will hit major markets across the U.S. including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. This tour marks the first time all three bands have been back on the road since live shows were shut down in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. Tickets will go on sale May 14th, 2021 at 12pm local time and for more information please visit switchfoot.com.

Prior to hitting the road this fall, Switchfoot will continue their popular Fantastic Not Traveling Music Show livestream series. Since launching last summer, the monthly series has become a welcomed creative outlet for the band who have continuously found new and creative ways to perform their music live for fans in these unprecedented times. The next livestream is set to take place on May 27th, 2021 and will see the band performing on retired naval aircraft, USS Midway, from their hometown of San Diego, CA in celebration of Memorial Day. Monthly passes and single stream tickets are on sale now and for more information on future livestreams please visit [LINK].

Switchfoot – Fall 2021 Tour Dates with Needtobreathe:
September 07 St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
September 08 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
September 10 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater
September 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 14 San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 18 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 19 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
September 21 Missoula, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
September 23 Fargo, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts – Bluestem Amphitheater
September 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
September 25 Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
September 26 Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 28 Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
September 30 Chicago, IL @ Radius
October 01 Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
October 02 Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Pavilion
October 03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
October 07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
October 08 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
October 09 New York, NY @ Pier 17
October 10 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
October 12 Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theater
October 14 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 15 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
October 16 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
October 17 Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
October 19 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
October 21 Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater
October 22 Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
October 23 Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 24 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
October 27 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Botanic Garden
October 28 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
October 29 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 30 Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Keep up with Switchfoot on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and visit SWITCHFOOT.com.

Photo by Erik Frost
Press release courtesy of Fantasy Records

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2 thoughts on “Switchfoot release new song, “i need you (to be wrong)””

  1. Sorry but Beatle-esque harmonies? More like Beach Boy-esque harmoies. This sounds a lot more like Pet sounds than the Beatles. I mean musically at the beginning I hear some slight Beatle-esque type music but these guys are from California and the beach and are surfers. I’m sorry but I disagree. Listen to the harmonies again. The Beatles didn’t sound like that. Anyway, just my opinion, I’m not being a jerk.

    Barnzee

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