While the band doesn’t believe they fall into the Christian faith genre, the members of Switchfoot are devout Christians and are often referred to as a Christian rock band, their music appears in Christian retail outlets, they play at Christian musical festivals are featured on Christian charts and appear on Christian radio. They often refer to themselves as "Christian by faith, not by genre." Many people often wonder, if all members of the band are Christian, why not make Christian music? Lead singer, Jon Foreman, has spoken about this topic many times in interviews, but ultimately boils it down to any song can glorify God, whether is it explicitly mentioned or not. According to Foreman, he is ultimately more focused on how he treats others according to his Christian faith instead of focusing his music on it.