Hello Hurricane
Released November 10, 2009
Recorded Spot X Studio
Phantom Studios
Length 49:03
Label lowercase people records
Produced by Mike Elizondo, Switchfoot
Previous album Oh! Gravity.
Next album Vice Verses

Hello Hurricane is Switchfoot's seventh studio album and was released November 10th, 2009.

Track listing

  1. "Needle and Haystack Life"
  2. "Mess of Me"
  3. "Your Love Is a Song"
  4. "The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)"
  5. "Eough to Let Me Go"
  6. "Free"
  7. "Hello Hurricane"
  8. "Always"
  9. "Bullet Soul"
  10. "Yet"
  11. "Sing It Out"
  12. "Red Eyes"
  13. Mess Of Me (Acoustic) (Deluxe Edition track)
  14. Always (Alternate Piano Version) (Deluxe Edition track)
  15. Stitches (Originally from "Eastern Hymns" EP) (Deluxe Edition track)

Hello Hurricane album preview quotes

Originally from the Switchfoot website.
Day 1 - Needle and Haystack Life
"There are only 2 ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle" - Einstein
Day 2 - Mess of Me
"He not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan
Day 3 - Your Love Is A Song
"I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Day 4 - The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)
"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." - Anne Lamott
Day 5 - Enough To Let Me Go
"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - Carl Jung
Day 6 - Free
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." - Soren Kierkegaard
Day 7 - Hello Hurricane
"The capitalist culture of consumption... does not provide meaningful sustenance for large numbers of people." - Cornel West
Day 8 - Always
"Everything alive must die, Every building built to the sky will fall, Don't try to tell me my everlasting love is a lie" - Jeff Tweedy
Day 9 - Bullet Soul
"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." - Jack Kerouac
Day 10 - Yet
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken." - C.S. Lewis
Day 11 - Sing It Out
"there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too clever I only let him out at night sometimes when everybody's asleep" -...
Day 12 - Red Eyes
"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough...The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." - Mother...

Foot Facts

  • "The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)" is a song that briefly references John M. Perkins, an American civil rights activist, in the lyric "John Perkins said it right/Love is the final fight."
  • "Red Eyes" was considered for inclusion in Switchfoot's previous studio album, Oh! Gravity.
  • The album cover art and packaging was designed by photographer Andy Barron, who frequently photographs Switchfoot and tours with the band.  The photo was taken in Atlantic City, NJ.

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