Switchfoot Teams Up With Ingrid Andress For Fresh New Version Of Switchfoot’s “On Fire”
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To Be Included On Just-Announced ‘The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) [Deluxe Edition]’ – More Info HERE
Today, GRAMMY-winning rock group Switchfoot has teamed with four-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ingrid Andress to release a reimagined version of Switchfoot’s 2003 track “On Fire.”
This new rendition will be included on ‘The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) [Deluxe Edition],’ a recently announced 25-track celebration of 2003’s breakthrough album ‘The Beautiful Letdown’ featuring new recordings by The Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Jon Bellion, Dayglow, Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph + more.
One of the brightest stars in contemporary country music, Andress and longtime co-producer and collaborator Sam Ellis’ reimagined “On Fire” adopts an almost inspirational tone that contrasts Switchfoot’s lovelorn original. On top of a steady rhythmic backing complete with acoustic guitar and a subtle plucked banjo, Andress declares: “And I’m on fire when you’re near me / And I’m on fire when you speak / Yeah, I’m on fire burning at these mysteries.” It’s a proud declaration of love and yearning, and yet another example of the enduring influence of Switchfoot’s timeless songwriting.
Speaking about the track, Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman noted: “Ingrid has a voice that transcends genre. I first heard it on the stereo in a coffee shop in Charleston. Perfect for an afternoon at home, or a long late night drive- Ingrid has is a rare combination of beauty and depth. It’s the voice that accompanies a soul that has lived more than just a charmed life. I believe her when she’s singing. One day, one of Ingrid’s tunes came up on the playlist and we found out that a friend of ours was on tour with Ingrid. So we decided to reach out. A few days later when we were chatting on the phone- she joked that she nearly fell off the bed when she first got the invite. We feel the same way! So thankful to have Ingrid’s voice on this track!”
Ingrid Andress added: “I am so honored and excited to be a part of this The Beautiful Letdown anniversary celebration album. I used to sing “On Fire” all the time as a teenager and always thought it was so beautiful, so the fact that Jon asked me to join him and the band on this record is beyond special to me.”
Ingrid Andress appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville. The release of “On Fire (Ingrid Andress Version)” follows the release of lead single “Meant To Live (Jon Bellion Version),” a radical reimagining of Switchfoot’s hard-rocking 2003 hit. Accompanied by a heart-wrenching video that dissects the complicated father/son relationship, Jon Bellion’s new version of “Meant To Live” trades the heavy riffing guitars of the original for a lush string arrangement by legendary arranger John Metcalfe (Coldplay, Blur, Peter Gabriel).
Switchfoot will kick off their massive 30+ date tour of North America at the tail end of Summer. The run of shows sees the band performing ‘The Beautiful Letdown’ from front to back in its entirety in major markets like Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. Numerous shows on the tour are already sold out or have very few tickets remaining such as The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and The Bluestone in Columbus, OH.
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Switchfoot has sold over 10 million copies worldwide of their thirteen studio albums (including their 2003 triple-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out tours with over 5 million concert tickets sold in over 40 countries around the world. Through their unique blend of emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock, Switchfoot has earned a devoted and loyal global fan base. Switchfoot has raised over $2.5 million dollars to aid kids in their community through their Bro-Am Foundation. Switchfoot consists of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar) and Chad Butler (drums).
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ABOUT INGRID ANDRESS:
4x GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress digs deeper than ever before to explore the dark and the light within us all on her acclaimed sophomore album, Good Person. All co-produced and co-written by Andress, including current single “Feel Like This,” the LP was selected as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Year and 25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2022. The track listing also features her Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-nominated No. 1, “Wishful Drinking (with Sam Hunt),” which was ranked by Billboard as one of the Top 10 most-played songs on country radio in 2022. The deluxe version adds three brand-new tracks, including a standout collaboration with JP Saxe on “Runnin.”
Good Person returns to the reflection and confession at the core of her triumphant 2020 debut, Lady Like, and plumbs even deeper. Named “one of the year’s strongest albums” by Associated Press, Lady Like became one of Billboard’s Top 10 Best Country Albums of the year and set the record as the highest streaming country female debut album of all time upon release. In addition to the Gold-certified title track, Lady Like also features her multi-platinum No. 1 radio single “More Hearts Than Mine.” The album was nominated for Best Country Album at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in addition to Best Country Song and Best New Artist.
With over one billion global streams and fans spanning the globe, Andress recently wrapped her own headlining trek, The Good Person Tour in the US and Europe which followed her 52 date tour alongside Keith Urban. Throughout the remainder of 2023, Andress will support Stevie Nicks on the road, ending the year in Los Angeles at the Kia Forum.
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