Hanson’s seventh studio release, Against the World, is the first that doesn’t feature a photo of the band on its cover. While the band initially tried to have just headphones on the cover of their 2004 independent release “Underneath”, many retailers would not carry it in stores without the band’s photo, so a slip cover was added with a photo of the band. Now that we are living in a more digital world, the band has chosen to showcase the Sand Springs Power Plant located just outside the band’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. Each of the music videos that correspond with the 7 singles being released monthly from Against the World were also filmed inside this Historic location.
The original portion of the building was built in 1911 with additions in 1919, 1925 and 1935. The town of Sand Springs land was purchased by industrialist and philanthropist Charles Page who bought the land to provide a home for the many widows and orphans in need. The power plant was the source of electricity for industrial facilities, residences, businesses and power for the electric railway in the town. The revenue sustained the Sand Springs Home and Widows Colony. The building was placed on the National Register in 1998.