Hanson’s new song is an ode to their ’90s fame
Remember Hanson? Of course you do. And we have good news. Everything we loved about them back in the day is here again. That’s right – the upbeat jams, the brotherly love, the hair – it’s all back.
With their new song “I Was Born,” Hanson revisits their extremely dance-y pop roots.
The accompanying video even features adorable kids and adorable, well, Hanson brothers. In honor of their 25th year as a band, the group has released a greatest-hits collection Middle of Everywhere: The Greatest Hits. With “I Was Born,” the band celebrates exactly what they were always about – their individuality.
The effect Hanson had on the boy band scene in the ’90s was unlike what everyone else was doing by representing literal brotherly love. The three golden haired brothers changed our musical lives with the song “MMMBop,” one of the catchiest tunes in any of our middle school memories.
Though there are plenty of “MMMBop” jokes to be made, the boys have completely owned the song. They even released a beer called “Mmmhops” a few years back. And that’s just one of the many reasons we still love them.
Since the ’90s, Hanson has honed in on their music and lyrical skills. Though they have released a handful of albums since they first burst onto the scene, we are especially excited about the 25th anniversary album.
With their new song, Hanson celebrates the freedom in just being yourself – a message we will always support.
In a discussion with NPR, Taylor Hanson explained the music video a bit.
"The video is about celebrating the dreams that we all have and the pure optimism of the human spirit," he said.
We love the kids in the video, and we love the reason why they chose to feature kids.
Taylor added, "...what better way to show that optimistic view of the world than through the eyes of children? For 25 years, we have been able to live out what we feel we were 'born to do,' and this song brings that message full circle."
And what we all need right now is a celebration of being ourselves with a side of optimism. Thanks for delivering that, Hanson! We’ve missed you.