New Way to Be Human is the second studio album by the band Switchfoot. It was released on March 11, 1999 under independent label re:think Records, which was distributed by Sparrow Records. The song "Only Hope" was featured in the movie A Walk To Remember and the tracks "New Way to Be Human," "Something More (Augustine's Confession)" and "I Turn Everything Over" received substantial play on Christian radio.
Both "Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)", and "Something More (Augustine's Confession)" are based upon the works of philosophers. "Something More" is based upon a series of books known as Confessions, that were written by Augustine of Hippo. About "Sooner or Later" Jon Foreman has said that "Sooner or later we all have to deal with the frightening reality that there is much that is wrong in the world... This is Soren's song... These are his thoughts as best as I understand them," alluding to the philosophy of Danish Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. The song also references Jean-Paul Sartre's idea that men are "condemned to be free".