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.


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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