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New Way to Be Human is the second studio album by the band SwitchfootGroup. It was released on March 23, 1999 under independent label re:think Records, which was distributed by Sparrow Records. The best-known songs from this album are the title track New Way to Be Human, Company Car, and Only Hope, which was included in the movie Template:Wp.

Track listing Edit

#NameLength
1.New Way to be Human3:36
2.Incomplete4:13
3.Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)3:58
4.Company Car3:13
5.Let That Be Enough2:38
6.Something More (Augustine's Confession)4:00
7.Only Hope4:13
8.Amy's Song4:30
9.I Turn Everything Over3:21
10.Under the Floor3:55

BookEdit

A book of the same name has also been written by producer Charlie PeacockSoloist, who produced this album. The intro to the book is written by Jon ForemanSoloist, Switchfoot's lead singer and songwriter.

Music videosEdit

  • New Way to be Human
  • Company Car

Lyrical philosophyEdit

Both Sooner or Later (Soren's Song), and Something More (Augustine's Confession) are based upon the works of philosophersSystem^Link Label^Wikipedia Logo. Something More is based upon a series of books known as ConfessionsSystem^Link Label^Wikipedia Logo, that were written by Augustine of HippoSystem^Link Label^Wikipedia Logo[1]. About Sooner or Later, Jon Foreman has said that "Sooner or later we all have to deal with the frightening reality that there is much that is wrong in the world... This is Soren's song... These are his thoughts as best as I understand them,"[2] alluding to the philosophy of Danish existentialist philosopher Søren KierkegaardSystem^Link Label^Wikipedia Logo.

TriviaEdit

  • When asked if "Amy's Song" was based upon a real person, Jon Foreman said that it wasn't, and that the band viewed Amy as the antithesis of the "Concrete Girl" from their previous album[3].
  • The single "Let That Be Enough" was featured in the made-for-tv film "Model Behavior".

Notes and referencesEdit


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