Switchfoot has released a vivid new music video for their single fluorescent. Directed by Erick Frost, the visual follows last week’s announcement of Switchfoot’s new album interrobang, set for release on August 20 via Fantasy Records.
The fluorescent video delivers an alluring visual that emphasizes the song’s profound theme. Visions of complementary orange and blue pull the viewer in while the Switchfoot members perform their respective roles in the high energy, Tony Berg-produced track. A captivating technicolor ride, “fluorescent” bears testament to Switchfoot’s retooled sound and image, which expertly marries ‘60s experimentalism and synth-driven new wave swagger.
The song itself is a rock triumph in both audio and theme, comparing the futile attempts of an entrapped moth trying to reach a neon gas station sign with the failed, materialistic missions of mankind. “You lead me on with your pseudo sun//your light might not be all that bright but in the dark it feels so strong” singer Jon Foreman’s vocals duet with the steady patter of cello, contrasting with the chorus’ crunchy guitar riffs.
fluorescent is an enticing new effort off the forthcoming interrobang, which was recorded by Switchfoot in a burst of pent-up, mid-pandemic creativity throughout last year and into 2021. Brimming with child-like imagination and a futuristic mindset, the band reaches a bold new creative peak on interrobang, the 12th full-length album of the multi-platinum selling rock band’s 20+ year career.