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August 30, 2019. taylorhanson Instagram has a clip of him playing a song on piano captioned X7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/B1z3sRhhI58)
September 2, 2019. “This Week: Day Three” 1:25 video featuring a clip of “Only Love”
September 5, 2019 “Our Favorite People” newsletter shows song sheet with “Against the World” listed as the song
September 12, 2019 “Announcement coming any day now” newsletter mentioned 2 new song titles – Fearless and Don’t Ever Change
November 28, 2019 “Happy Turkey Day & Songs” FUTY contains video of Annalie and Against the World which will be played on the Wintry Mix tour
November 30, 2019 – Vancouver Setlist contained – Don’t Ever Change, Better Man (Zac solo), Serious Woman (Taylor solo), as well as Battle Cry which is unknown if it is on Against the World or not. Serious Woman may have been lyrics included in a Hanson Day Gallery photo a couple years back.
Decemeber 3, 2019 – Annalie made its way to the setlist in Vegas. Zac sang a new solo song called “One” Isaac did Missing, Needing, Wanting You which he debuted at BTTI 2018 during his solo set.
December 17, 2019 – Against the World made its debut in the setlist in Royal Oak, MI.
Notes from Reporter Interviews:
Kongos are on the album with a clap track (Atlantic City)
One is about us (the band) and challenges we’ve been through but can also be taken in many ways – politics, marriage (Denver)
One is a little about us, a little about the world (Vancouver)
Fearless can’t really be played live – 40 string parts – maybe should have been on String Theory or maybe was inspired by it (Vancouver)
Against the World is about what it says and about what it sounds like (Vancouver)