Awakening’s Last Stand
With the separation from Sony, all semblance of label-support for Switchfoot is now gone. At the same time, the support we were hoping Sony would provide for “Awakening” is no longer a possibility obviously.
As we all felt, “Awakening” was a hit in the making, but it was buried amidst poor-quality music and shady record label business. As a result, deserving, hard-working bands like Switchfoot have fallen from prominence. Now is the time for the Footsoldiers to make a last stand, for “Awakening.”
It’s time to attack the radio airwaves. Remember the list of radio stations we got on the Footsoldiers website? I think it is time to email/call/request every single station on that list to ask them to start playing Awakening. This is relatively painless, but effective if executed the right way.
So here’s the plan: We will split up the list into state-segments. So, for example, one person signs up to email the Alabama stations, another, the California, another New York, etc.
You can volunteer for anything you want, but we need to cover every single station on the list. A quick google search, and a quick search through the website of the station will yield the email address, feedback page, or request page.
Here’s what you write, or something like it:
I've heard you guys play Switchfoot in the past. Just letting you know, they have a new single, "Awakening" which is from their Oh! Gravity. cd. Could you add it to your rotation please? Thanks!
If you want to give it a listen, go to switchfoot.com/awakening. The video for this song was No. 1 on FUSE TV's No. 1 Countdown for four straight months! Check it out! It'll be worth it... haha
(make sure they have played Switchfoot before…. If not, just leave out that part.)
There’s the link. Sign-up! (I’m covering California)
Onward Footsoldiers! This attack starts on Monday, next week. You can start now, by taking up a block of stations on the list, maybe start advance-emailing, and spreading the word to any Switchfoot-related message boards, etc. If this song does not reach the top, at least we went down fighting!