A new single by rock bands Lifehouse and Switchfoot has been released to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The song, “Shine Like Gold,” is by Jason Wade of Lifehouse and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, according to People, on Sept. 1.
“Shine Like Gold” was recorded in Nashville and is available for download. Fans will have the option to contribute as much as they want when they purchase the song. All proceeds will be donated to aid recovery for Houston, in partnership with Food for the Hungry.
You can purchase “Shine Like Gold” and download here.
The two bands are currently touring with each other on their “Looking for Summer” tour. They are scheduled to perform the new song together at their concert at the House of Blues in Houston on Sept. 5. The combined tour began in July and will conclude on Sept. 10, with a show at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. They will also be playing at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 9.
Wade and Foreman started writing the song together at the beginning of their summer tour. As the storm started to ravage parts of Texas, they decided to dedicate it to those struggling with hardship. “Shine Like Gold” is a song about everyday heroes.
Lifehouse posted on Instagram that seeing the amazing individuals sacrifice for neighbors in the face of extreme hardship has been inspiring…This song is for them. All of the proceeds from this song are going to Houston for the unsung heroes that do the right thing when no one is watching. All the love.”
Switchfoot is a Grammy-winning American alternative rock band that released their tenth studio album, Where the Light Shines Through, in 2016. The band consists of Jon Foreman, Jerome Fontamillas, Tim Foreman, Drew Shirley, and Chad Butler. Their chart-topping hits include “Dare You To Move,” “Meant To Live,” and “Stars,” according to Billboard. They won the Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for Hello Hurricane
The band has a mission of looking for hope in the form of song. They also look for ways to give back to the community, including partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, TWLOHA, and their annual event The Switchfoot Bro-Am, which gives hope and donates funds to at-risk youth in their hometown of San Diego.
Lifehouse consists of Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg, and Rick Woolstenhulme. The multi-platinum band released their first greatest hits compilation, Lighthouse: Greatest Hits, in July. The band has released seven albums since 2000, selling 15 million albums around the world. The new album is an 18 track compilation, including the hits “You and Me,” “Halfway Gone,” “First Time,” “Hurricane,” and “Hanging by a Moment.” .
Lifehouse performed on the flight deck of the retired warship U.S.S. Midway in San Diego on May 27, Memorial Day Weekend, as part of the seventh annual Freedom concert. The proceeds of that concert were donated to three military organizations, including the Navy SEAL Foundation, United Through Reading, and STEP (Support the Enlisted Project).
Hurricane Harvey has wrecked devastation in parts of Texas, displacing thousands of people who had to evacuate their homes. People who want to help with relief expenses can donate to a fundraiser of their choice. The Red Cross is on the ground and is looking for financial support.