Switchfoot is enjoying some great success with Fading West, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest ever behind 2007’s The Beautiful Letdown which peaked at No. 7.

Now, frontman Jon Foreman is taking a break to do some fun work. The Switchfoot frontman spent some time at To Write Love on Her Arms’ Heavy and Light, an annual forum where people can discuss topics in safety. (Though music does plays an integral part of the night.) At the culmination of the event, some of the performers present — including Foreman, Tristan Prettyman, Mary Lambert (sings the hook on a Macklemore track) and more — linked up and performed this version of the Bill Withers classic, “Lean on Me.” Pretty fantastic.


Neck Deep

The Pop-Punk Silver Lining

"I would hope from all of this madness we will come out of it and we're better equipped to understand and have compassion for each other." Releasing a new album during an historical epoch is certainly unique, and, for Neck Deep's 'All Distortions are Intentional,' the band looks to the future with a hopeful – and, yes, unique – approach.


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Bert McCracken of The Used Photo by Aaron Berkshire

Let's Get to the Heart of Things

"Music is our everything; we live and die for it. It’s our way to be human, so making songs that make that deep human connection is really important for The Used." In a new age of releasing music in a socially-distanced world, Bert McCracken and The Used face the challenge of human connection when physical connection is taboo. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt dives in with McCracken about The Used's new album, Heartwork, his absence on social media, and why 2020 will be the year of rice.


Photo by Aaron Berkshire

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Ever Eden

The Haunting Sound of Hope

"Ever Eden has been this perfect culmination of us realizing what our journey has been and how to aim that as a message for other people." After years of introspection and coming-of-age, Ever Eden has embraced their own struggles, as haunting as it may feel, to create a community that's turned out to be much larger than the band itself.


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