It’s been 13 years since “MmmBop” took over the airwaves and the collective hearts of America’s teens, and yet when most people hear of Hanson nowadays, that’s all they can think of (if they even know who the flaxen-haired brother trio is). Well, we think we need to retire the “MmmBop” references, because these boys have grown over the years—not only are Taylor, Isaac and Zac all married with kids, they’re about to release their eighth studio album Shout It Out, due June 8. PopEater premiered the band’s new single “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” which you can listen to below.
The soulful track has a 60s and 70s big-band vibe with the addition of a funky guitar solo and a brass section. It’s a bouncy, hand-clapping jam we’re sure will get a decent amount of airplay this Summer, so don’t be surprised if there’s a Hanson revival in 2010, folks. The single will be available for purchase on April 27, and the brothers are also set to perform at Bamboozle, as well as five of their own concerts in New York at the end of the month, performing each one of their albums, in chronological order, in full.
Check out a few behind-the-scenes looks at their video shoot in their hometown of Tulsa for “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” which Taylor explains to PopEater as “full of street dancing and loud cowbell and our friend, the brilliant Weird Al Yankovic.” Color us officially excited for this video to drop!