Watch: Hanson releases lyric video for inspirational new song ‘I Was Born’

By | May 9, 2017

NewsOK

Tulsa pop-rock trio Hanson has released the inspirational lyric video for its anthemic new song “I Was Born.”

As previously reported, the band of brothers – Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson – will release Sept. 8 “Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits,” a comprehensive collection which includes hit singles “Mmmbop,” “Where’s The Love,” “Weird,” “This Time Around,” “If Only,” “Penny And Me,” “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,” “Get The Girl Back,” plus  “I Was Born.”

The brothers celebrated their 25th anniversary making music with a performance of their breakout hit “MMMBop” Friday on “Good Morning America.”

Founded in 1992, the trio began performing classic rock ‘n roll and soul music, and writing original material, crafting a distinctive blend of harmonies and organic soulful pop-rock. Besides Hanson’s 25th anniversary, 2017 also marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut release “Middle Of Nowhere,” led by the iconic single “MMMBop,” which introduced the group to the world.

As previously reported, Hanson announced earlier this year its extensive “Middle Of Everywhere 25th Anniversary World Tour.” The trio will kick off the tour in their hometown of Tulsa with The Hop Jam 2017. Billed as Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, the fourth annual Hop Jam will take place May 21 in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s historic Brady Arts District. The 2017 Hop Jam festivities will include more than 200 craft beers and music headlined by Hanson, the festival’s co-founders.

The tour will feature performances of the group’s most widely known material alongside fan favorites encompassing their extensive catalog. In select markets, Taylor Hanson will DJ the “Dance Like You Don’t Care” after-party, which will feature an eclectic mix of modern and 90’s favorites, according to a news release.

As previously reported, the band also showed off its brotherly harmonies last week at a star-studded Carnegie Hall concert honoring fellow Oklahoman Jimmy Webb. Surprisingly, Hanson performed the legendary songwriter’s “Highwayman,” known as the inspiration for the name of the country supergroup featuring Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

“I Was Born” will be available from all digital music outlets on May 26.

Hanson is, from left, brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac Hanson. Photo provided. Photo provided
Hanson is, from left, brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac Hanson. Photo provided. Photo provided

-BAM