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Video: Hanson releases orchestral version of ‘MMMBop’ to celebrate debut of new album ‘String Theory’

By | November 10, 2018

NewsOK by Brandy McDonnell Published: Fri, November 9, 2018 6:05 PM Updated: Fri, November 9, 2018 9:12 PM 0 shares email Advertisement It should come as no surprise to fans and followers of Tulsa-based sibling trio Hanson that a rendition of the band’s 1990s breakout smash “MMMBop” featuring a full symphony orchestra sounds completely natural… Read More »

Taylor Hanson on Adding Strings to “MMMBop” and Touring with a 50-Piece Orchestra

By | November 8, 2018

COS This Wednesday’s Kyle Meredith With… features Hanson’s Taylor Hanson, who talks with Kyle Meredith in advance of the band’s new album, String Theory. He explores what it was like blending a love of R&B and soul music with an orchestra template, revisiting and rewriting old songs like “MMMBop” and “Tragic Symphony”, and how the context of the orchestra… Read More »

Hanson – String Theory

By | November 8, 2018

Joy Three brothers from Oklahoma shot to fame in 1997 with their breakout single MmmBop.  Twenty-one years later, Hanson reimagine all their hits, and brand new material, playing in front of symphony orchestras around the world on their String Theory tour. With an album released tomorrow, eldest sibling Isaac phones in to JOY to tell us just how they translated… Read More »

‘MMMBop’ with an orchestra: Hanson’s Philly tour stop sees the former teen idols backed by strings

By | November 8, 2018

Philly It may be hard to believe, but it’s been more than 25 years since Hanson became a band. Their infectious hit “MMMBop” is now 22 years old. But Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson, originally from Tulsa, Okla., show no signs of slowing down. This week, they released their newest album, String Theory, which features their… Read More »

Strings attached: Hanson on their orchestral album and the surprising struggles behind ‘MMMBop’

By | November 8, 2018

Yahoo Twenty-one years ago, when Hanson released one of the earwormiest singles of the ’90s, the Jackson 5-reminiscent “MMMBop,” the song was summarily dismissed by many music snobs as a novelty hit, mere boy-band fluff. However, a new orchestral version of the perennial pop classic on String Theory — the brotherly trio’s career-retrospective double-album featuring… Read More »

First Listen: Hanson, ‘String Theory’

By | November 6, 2018

NPR There must be a dozen ways to process the idea of a double-length, career-spanning album in which the long-running pop band Hanson performs while backed by an orchestra. You could study the new symphonic arrangements, courtesy of Oscar winner David Campbell (a.k.a. Beck’s dad), and pick apart how they compare to the originals. You… Read More »