Hanson is a band that has had a bad rap ever since MMMBop hit airwaves back in 1997. Between then and now this band has changed musically in such a way that is unexplainable. While they are still the same band, they have grown as such amazing musicians. The Walk is their 4th studio album (their second under their own label), and has proven to be their best yet. Great Divide is an amazing first track. It gets you pumped for what the record has to bring. Great rock sound, amazing harmonies that could only come from three brothers. The song talks about the divide /wall that we have put up between us and everyone else in the world. Watch Over Me is a personal favorite, and Isaac has such an amazing soulful voice. It also happens to be the only song he sings lead on. The Walk has such an amazing story about life. "Don't lose yourself in your fear" is my favorite line from the song, that rings true to home for me especially when trying new things. As for Go, my favorite track on the album, and the first single on the album, is a great ballad. Zac, the youngest, sings lead. His voice has grown strong over the years, and this is the type of song that anyone can relate to. It is true heartache in its finest. This band has matured in so many ways that they are almost unrecognizable. I defintetly suggest checking out this album if you are up for surprises. Check out their causes as well through takethewalk.com (if you just feel like trying out one song, Great Divide is available on this website and goes toward a great cause). Overlook who you may have thought this band was in the past. Time has passed and these boys are no longer teens. Their music proves just that. If you are a fan of music, then this album is for you.
The band is also on tour right now if you happen to appreciate this album, checking them out live will make you appreciate them even more. I have seen them live quite a few times and never seem to get bored.