In June 1997, three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, burst into the pop consciousness with the impossibly catchy single ‘MmmBop’. Debuting in the UK singles chart at No. 1, a position which it held for 3 weeks, ‘MmmBop’ sold over 4 million copies worldwide, reaching No.1 in 22 countries. Their debut Mercury album ‘Middle of Nowhere’ followed the single to the No. 1 spot in the UK later that month, selling over 8 million copies worldwide. With four more hit singles to follow – ‘Where’s The Love’, ‘I Will Come To You’, ‘Weird’ and ‘Thinking Of You’ – two Brit Award nominations, three Grammy Award nominations and a video directed by Gus Van Sant (‘Weird’), the brothers were to become one of the biggest names in pop music.
They played their own instruments, wrote their own songs, and all this at a collective age of 53 years, their youngest member being only 11 years old at the time of ‘MmmBop’s release.. With Isaac now 20 years old, Taylor 18 and Zac 15, the new album features pop cuts with trademark Hanson harmonies, alongside more guitar-driven tracks which reflect how much the boys have grown up since their breakthrough almost three years ago. Notable guests on the album include Jonny Lang, DJ Swamp (Beck), John Popper (Blues Traveler) and Rose Stone (Sly & The Family Stone) and her choir.
Bigraphy courtesy of Hansonline UK