By Jonathan Tully | Music video, Pop, Rock | April 19, 2010
I don’t know what’s more surprising to me, that Hanson’s “MMMBop” came out in 1997 — that’s 13 years ago!! — or that the band is not only still around, but is making some good music.
Clearly, the band’s sound has grown — not surprising, as Taylor Hanson, the band’s lead singer/keyboardist, worked with rock luminaries James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick in a band called Tinted Windows. So maybe some of their collective skill rubbed off on Taylor — not that he really needed it. He and his brothers can write a catchy song.
Anyway, this is their most recent video, called “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’”, from their upcoming album Shout It Out. It’s still got that catchy pop to it, but adds old-school soul — and not surprisingly, the video does too, paying homage to the film The Blues Brothers and its scene with Ray Charles (and look who’s playing tambourine… Weird Al!):