Exclusive: Watch Switchfoot Frontman Jon Foreman Cover "Flight" by Lifehouse

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Most people don’t go to The Home Depot expecting to be exposed to a great new song they’ve never heard before, but that’s exactly what happened to Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman on a recent trip to the home improvement warehouse. Even more surprising: The song was by his band’s summer tour mates Lifehouse. After being blown away by “Flight,” a mounting piano ballad off of Lifehouse’s last record, 2015’s Out of the Wasteland, as it played over the speaker system, Foreman had an idea. “Such a beautiful song for such a beautiful place,” he told Paste earlier this week, “I had to learn it and try it on for size.”

Today, we’re happy to be exclusively sharing his version of the song, which replaces the piano with an acoustic guitar and sees Foreman giving the performance his all, with excellent results. Stripping the song back and letting his voice do the heavy lifting gives the song’s climactic build-up a sense of raw emotion that you don’t necessarily find in Lifehouse’s original.

Watch the video of Jon performing Lifehouse’s “Flight” above, and find Paste Cloud video of a live session Switchfoot played for us at Hangout Fest back in 2012 here, plus dates for Switchfoot and Lifehouse’s upcoming “Looking For Summer” tour below.

Switchfoot Tour Dates:

23 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
25 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ McGrath Amphtheater
26 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live
29 – Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
30 – Rochester Hills, Mich. @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

02 – Toronto, Canada @ Rebel (formerly known as Sound Academy)
04 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05 – Portland, Maine @ Maine State Pier
06 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ The Fillmore
09 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues – Boston
10 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
13 – Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
15 – Baltimore, Md. @ Pier 6 Pavilion
16 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
19 – Williamsburg, Va. @ Busch Gardens Williamsburg
22 – Greensboro, N.C. @ White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
25 – Miami, Fla. @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
26 – Orlando, Fla. @ Orlando Amphitheater
27 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
29 – Highland Park, Ill. @ Ravinia Festival
30 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

01 – DuQuoin, Ill. @ DuQuoin State Fair
03 – Springfield, Mo. @ Gillioz Theater
04 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
05 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues – Houston
08 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Beach
09 – Los Angeles, Calif. @Greek Theatre
10 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Masonic