The musical brothers have a new album and are set to return to Australia for a tour this November.
Since gaining worldwide fame with their hit single MMMBop back in 1997, pop group Hanson, consisting of brothers Taylor, Isaac and Zac Hanson, have continued to entertain fans all over the world.
While still just kids when their catchy singalong hit went to No1 in at least 12 countries, 25 years later the group is still as popular as ever having just released their 11th album, Red Green Blue, and announcing a mammoth world tour that includes Australian dates in November.
Speaking with The Morning Show from New York, the brothers revealed they still held a great affinity for the platinum-selling MMMBop despite having to perform the song for close to a quarter of a century.
“When you go on stage and play that song, anyone would want to play it. The reaction is amazing, the amount of life that people have connected to that song, it’s a pleasure,” drummer Zac said.
“We have a great time playing it. It’s not everything, we’ve made a lot of music over 30 years but we want to play songs like MMMBop because of the connection to the audience.
“It’s the way we feel about going to see our favourite bands and hearing their iconic songs.”
Isaac explained the concept behind their latest album, Red Green Blue, which features three solo-led projects from each member of the group.
“It could go a few different ways, I guess, but the fun part about deciding to try something new, you never know exactly what the result is going to be, and for us this project was about diving and conquering in a way,” he said.
“It was positive deconstruction, we each wrote five songs and produced five songs,” added Zac.
As the band gets ready for their Red Green Blue 2022 tour which hits our shores in November, Taylor explained how the three brothers, who have 15 children between them, handle the logistics of life on the road.
“You don’t sleep a lot, but once you start having children it starts to feel like you’re on a tour all the time. You know, you’re up in the morning, you’re up at night, you’re trying to make sense of the world around you,” he said.
“We do all have families and where we can we bring them along and share the life experience, but ultimately we’re dad to them and we’ve got to go and do our thing.
“Our wives are probably ready like ‘OK, go back on the road’,” Taylor said.
For ticket information for Hanson’s new tour visit hanson.net