I grew up in California. I am a 5th generation Northern Californian. I lived in CA until 2006. It’s part of my history.
I bought “Fading West” off iTunes last week. After a week of listening and letting it sink in it really resonates with the California part of me. The music on this album reminds me of my childhood, high school, and college years in California. I am brought back to a time when living in CA was fun and you didn’t have the concerns of adulthood like traffic, work, and the things that made living there harder as an adult.
It seems that faith was fresh and simple in those memories as well. For me this album is a reminder that we let life get complicated sometimes. Our culture can be overwhelmingly negative.
Thanks for helping bring me back to the good stuff, Switchfoot.