We're working on a brand new Hawk Nelson album - most likely to be released in early 2011. Not sure of the exact title of the record yet... we've got a title we're about 80% sure of, but I don't wanna say what it is til we're 100%. In any case..... I've gotta say, it's the most high-energy Hawk Nelson record ever. I'd even cautiously say it's more high-energy than our first album, Letters to the President. Pretty exciting.
We've been working on a ton of tunes over the past few weeks, and settled on 13. There are several SUPER singable songs that I think could be really huge.... and also a couple of ballads... There is ballad in particular (called My Next Breath) that feels like the most honest, meaningful, heartfelt song we've ever recorded. I still get chills.
Then there's another half to the record - the remaining songs are pretty straight up fast-paced punk rock. It's been REALLY fun to throw caution to the wind, and pound out some of the fastest, most energetic punk rock tunes I could possibly imagine HN doing. Several songs are downright silly.
Overall, we set out to focus on the elements of our band that fans really connect with. Over the years we've heard many people tell us that they loved the high energy of "Letters", and the fun spirited "Smile, It's the End of the World". Not to take away from our 3rd (HN is my Friend) and 4th (LiveLifeLoud) albums, but it seems that most HN fans have a special place in their hearts for our 1st (Letters) and 2nd (Smile). We had a ton of fun taking the fun and exciting elements of those two records, and finding ways to meld that with the maturity and experience of the band we've become.
I think HN fans everywhere are really going to love this record.... I can't wait to share it with you!