VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Do you ever wonder what happened to Hanson? The trio from Tulsa, Oklahoma who made tweens everywhere weak at the knees and shot to fame in the mid-90s never really went away. In fact, they’re in Vancouver tonight.
Their 1997 hit song “Mmmbop” was the hit that catapulted Isaac, Taylor and Zac to fame and it’s still a song they play every night.
Zac admits he gets tired of a lot of things, but not of playing the group’s signature song.
“You’ve got to realize you’ve got a great job and when you get out on stage, usually the roar of the crowd, you know, that stuff takes over and it becomes enjoyable and it becomes something you want to do.”
“As much as you’re singing the same words to the same beat, when it gets to be that thing that is still there 15 years later, that meaning about [how] things come and go, about relationships not lasting, it becomes that thing that people are holding onto. It’s pretty cool.”
He also admits the music industry is in an interesting period, with shows like American Idol giving would-be artists a false expectation about what it takes to attain and sustain success.
Zac says he and his older brothers did it the old-fashioned way; through hard work in the studio and on the road.
“The biggest asset you can have is experience and so many of these young artists aren’t taking the time to gain experience, to gain the time of being on stage, the time of writing songs and sort of learning your craft.”
Hanson plays the Vogue Theatre at 8 p.m.