Feeling Strong

Sep 03, 2021 | HANSON

It has been a full week, but we like being busy. Today is the release of Stronger, our fifth single from Against The World. Stronger at its core has a very simple message about not giving in, but it is one so many people can identify with, and hopefully find strength in. As the song progresses it seems to swell until the lyric is juxtaposed to the rich layered sound of nearly 50 voices in harmony. As you watch the music video something similar happens and the images build until you break through the atmosphere into the unknown of space. It is going to be a fun one to play live for the first time tonight.
We are just about to share a weekend of concerts and all of us are feeling that oh so familiar excitement and a little touch of terror. When we decided to do the Against The World + shows, and feature a different album at every concert, we had months to practice. Here just a few hours from our 5th concert in the series we are halfway between smiling and crying just clinging to the hope we don’t get any of them mixed up on stage. 
Tonight we will be playing Shout It Out, and Saturday will feature Anthem, but maybe the coolest part of ATW+ is what happens in October, Listeners Choice. Next month we're bringing back HEAD to HEAD voting, putting the set list in your hands. From September 7th through 26th we will be posting a new poll everyday on twitter and letting you decided what will be played. The song that wins makes it to one of our two October concerts, and the song that loses… well it's out of the running. What's gonna win, Love Song or Save Me, Madeline or Lucy. You get to decide, and we think that is pretty cool. See you tonight.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac

Forum Comments

Such a busy fun week… exciting times 😊

Posted Sep 3, 2021   05:15:03 PM

soo rewady hanson i hope my brothers wife bout me the bought me the tickets to  go to yeh tyes. i mean to se u streaming yes.

Posted Sep 3, 2021   05:17:21 PM

First the song got to me and now reading these words… again… exactly how I felt listening to it… I think you have magical powers. Out of this world. Thank you. I wasn’t going to, but maybe I will watch it live at 2am after all… 

Posted Sep 3, 2021   05:33:16 PM


Amber Northweather / Belton, Missouri, US

Y'all I love how y'all release one song each month I have something to look forward to so thank you for this God bless you ❤💛

Posted Sep 3, 2021   05:34:01 PM


Jennifer Newell / Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CA

Thank you for something to look forward to! Can’t wait for the concert. Thanks for the livestreams ❤️

Posted Sep 3, 2021   05:36:55 PM

Those harmonies and talent🥰😍

Posted Sep 3, 2021   06:25:16 PM


Vanessa Jones / Brighton, CO, US

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the harmonies are spot on with this song!

Posted Sep 3, 2021   06:29:07 PM


Roberta Aparecida dos Santos / Santo André, São Paulo, BR

It’s really amazing 

Posted Sep 3, 2021   06:34:10 PM


Jodee Wheeler / Salem, OR, US


It was a Grand birthday treat to hear “Stronger”…. Can’t wait for the concerts!!

Posted Sep 3, 2021   06:43:07 PM


Megan Kyle / China Grove, NC, US


This is a beautiful song. The first time hearing it, the lyrics just spoke to me instantly. Hit me hard! Can't wait to hear this one live tonight. That guitar towards the end, the way it starts off soft and then just builds and builds. Seriously favorite song right now. Have had it on repeat for a while 

Posted Sep 3, 2021   06:54:03 PM

Can you do the voting on Facebook or Instagram too/instead please?! I don't have Twitter...and I saw a lot of other people saying the same thing last time you did listener's choice.

Posted Sep 3, 2021   07:25:44 PM


bronwyn lee huntbach / Melbourne , Victoria, AU

What a powerful song stronger is 

can’t wait for tonight and tomorrow’s concerts 

can’t wait for voting on songs for next month’s concerts 

Posted Sep 3, 2021   07:37:13 PM

So sad that the poll will be on Twitter. Wish it was here so that everybody could take part. I don't have Twitter and would love to vote. I'm already so sad because I have in person tickets and probably won't be able to go because borders won't open in time. :'( So at least I'd like to hear my fave songs from afar. 

Posted Sep 3, 2021   08:13:23 PM


Jenine Tepsa / Penticton, BC, CA

I'm on the street team and got it again just to promote Hanson

Posted Sep 3, 2021   09:28:22 PM

Fantastic concert tonight guys! Stronger live was breathtaking. Loved the lighting too or the lack there of at times. I was live-streaming and the chat literally paused for a while during it. And Me, Myself, and I played right beside it was just too much too handle. 👌🏽🎶👌🏽 Thank you!!!

Posted Sep 3, 2021   11:04:50 PM


💗Don’t Ever Change

✨Only Love

🌎Against The World


love this album/ perfect live-streams/ a thousand thank yous to Hanson & crew

Posted Sep 4, 2021   06:02:56 AM


Jessica Yost / Alexandria, VA, US

2 3 2

It would have been enough to hear "Kiss Me When You Come Home" last night, but to have it be a part of a "Hard to Handle" and "Hold On I'm Coming" medley?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Y'all. Y'ALL. One of the many reasons I've been around since 1998. Thank you so much!!

Posted Sep 4, 2021   06:39:08 AM


Christi Wilson / Marseilles , Illinois , US

My stream didn't work last night. Hoping tonights doesn't glitch 😃

Posted Sep 4, 2021   07:09:31 AM


Kelli Cloud / Tazewell , Tennessee, US


So excited!!

Posted Sep 4, 2021   10:00:50 AM


Jennifer Steinkamp / Rehoboth, MA, US

Stronger was UNBELIEVABLE live! Great job guys! Killer song!!!!

Posted Sep 4, 2021   01:30:05 PM


Emma Trofholz / Columbus, NE, US

These concerts are amazing!!! You guys really put on a fun show! Thank you so much!

Posted Sep 5, 2021   07:01:28 AM


Ashley Martinez / Colorado Springs, CO, US

This weekend was my first time to Tulsa. I was not disappointed. You guys are amazing and I’m already excited thinking about when I’ll be able to come back. Thank you for continuing to make music and for being so good to your fans. We ❤️ You!!!

Posted Sep 5, 2021   12:22:56 PM


Barbara Timpani / Dover, New Jersey, US

My first visit to Tulsa … what a blessing to hear Stronger played for the first time live. Super cool!!!  Amazing performances … I’m such a Golden weekend 😊

Posted Sep 5, 2021   08:44:39 PM


Barbara Timpani / Dover, New Jersey, US

*It was such a …. I’m such a Golden weekend 🤣🤣🤣

Posted Sep 5, 2021   09:11:23 PM

"Stronger" is such a beautiful song! :)

Really enjoyed the "Shout It Out" and "Anthem" shows online! Thanks for giving your international fans the opportunity to join the shows from distance online when travelling has been/is restricted! :)

Also thanks for letting your fans vote for songs on Twitter! I enjoy it a lot (even though my choices always end up as the lower percentage ones hahaha, still it is fun to vote and still I will be enjoying the shows next months regardless if my choises will be played or not)! :)

Posted Sep 12, 2021   05:33:51 AM

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