Spirit Crushing Sunburn Factory

Sep 23, 2016 | HANSON

We are now up to our ears in music preparation and pre-production for a new Christmas album.  If you're wondering, yes, it is a little odd singing about snow when the outside temperature in Oklahoma is still in the high 80’s, but Snowed In was recorded in the UK in the summer of 1998 so it is not our first time around this block. To be fair, an English summer seems so much more pleasant when compared to the sometimes spirit-crushing sunburn factory we inhabit here in the new world.  I guess we are just getting a taste for what Christmas must be like down under where Santa Claus gets a cold beer and a slice of watermelon. We have already whittled the potential track list down to 20 songs (when you include original songs) and we still have a lot of hard decisions to make, but it will all be worth it when this Wintery Mix is finished.  

Tonight, we are sharing another behind the scenes stream from the making of Play.  It will be more music, more nonsense and a little bit of trivia in there somewhere.  Letting members come into the studio and watch the way we make music is a way for us to share a deeper connection to our songs.  Knowing where the music came from or the alt lyrics that are only sung between friends is like us giving you a gift that you can never return no matter how hard you try. You're welcome!

If you are a Hanson.net member, make sure to checkout the HANSON Asks section and answer the Loud Play Vinyl Contest question.  Correct answers will be entered for a chance to win a special signed test pressing of the Loud Play Vinyl.

Congratulations to fernandafefe - you are the winner for week 2!

We are looking forward to finally sharing all the music from the Play EP when it comes out in a few weeks. We hope you enjoy the stream!


Isaac, Taylor and Zac

Forum Comments

oh my gosh thnak thank you hanson awe.

Posted Sep 23, 2016   02:40:20 PM

Thank you the sweetest Brothers ever love you Hanson forever and ever..:) 

Posted Sep 23, 2016   02:43:56 PM

PattiD

Patricia Dyken / Toulon, IL, US

2 2 2

these streams are so much fun to watch! thank you for opening your doors to us once again so we can sit and watch in awe while you create your art! Cannot wait for the Christmas Album!! Its been a long time coming!!

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:12:43 PM

I can't believe I won the vinyl!

I'm so happy. Thank you very much. :D

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:12:57 PM

Well, I'll be the first (of many) to say it but I would NEVER want to return it! I love the insight. ^_^ So awesome.


Congrats, fernandafefe!!!

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:13:14 PM

TammyNYFanson

Congratulations, Fernanda! That is awesome! :)

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:14:20 PM

PattiD

Patricia Dyken / Toulon, IL, US

2 2 2

congrats fernandafefe...what a special item to win!!

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:14:33 PM

TammyNYFanson

Ditto to what Keisha said @Quiche84...no take backs! That's the kinda gift that just keeps on giving!haha Thank you! This is all beyond awesome! :)

Posted Sep 23, 2016   03:16:48 PM

jlanguirand

Can't wait for all of the above! 

Posted Sep 23, 2016   04:48:25 PM

eek_a_mouse

8

"Knowing where the music came from or the alt lyrics that are only sung between friends is like us giving you a gift that you can never return no matter how hard you try.  You're welcome!"

Um, thank you?  Music, nonsense and trivia...  Looking forward to it!  (What else would I be doing on my anniversary?)  By the way, we had Chinese food earlier and my fortune cookie "Learn Chinese" word was WINTER ~ dong tian.  Can't wait for Wintery Mix!

How exciting to win!  Congratulations, Fernanda! 

Posted Sep 23, 2016   05:50:40 PM

bron1980

bronwyn lee huntbach / Melbourne , Victoria, AU

Hanson you are right that Christmas down under can get a  hot Christmas - some places can get up to about 40 degrees - last year the Victoria coast ( otways area - great ocean road )  had a bush fire on Christmas Day cause of it was hot . My favourite thing I do on Christmas Day is listening to snowed in which I have done every year since 97 so I can't wait for wintery mix 

Posted Sep 23, 2016   06:28:02 PM

Sandymonnerat

sandy monnerat / Châlons-en-Champagne, Champagne-Ardenne, FR

salut i'm new on the site. How does it look for streaming?

Posted Sep 23, 2016   07:35:25 PM

Clairelily

Claire van Oirschot / Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ

8

It can get pretty hot here in New Zealand too. Is algud though if it's nice and breezy and if there's somewhere to swim. Like the beach or a swimming pool.

Posted Sep 23, 2016   07:45:09 PM

lmkerrickter

Lisa Marie Peterson / Caldwell, ID, US

Congratulations fernandafefe!!!! I'm so happy for you! What a fantastic idea to do this with the test pressings! It is such a wonderful reward for a fan. Loved every moment of the live stream. It is so worth the price of admission, and is so generous for all you Hansons to share a glimpse at this process. Thank you!

Posted Sep 23, 2016   08:05:04 PM

"We have already whittled the potential track list down to 20 songs (when you include original songs) and we still have a lot of hard decisions to make, but it will all be worth it when this Wintery Mix is finished."

I wouldn't mind a 20 track album :)  Snowed In is one of 2 Christmas albums I own, and needless to say it's my favorite Christmas album.  Thank you for letting us watch a part of your creative process.  It gives me such a deeper appreciation for the lyrics as well as the music.

Posted Sep 23, 2016   10:48:24 PM

lorehanson2005

lorena rodriguez / Buceo, Montevideo, UY

11

Congrats Fer!!!!!! :) :) 

Posted Sep 24, 2016   12:15:44 AM

Charlize74

Kirrilee Robinson / Singleton, NSW, AU

6

Congrat's @fernandafefe, that is sooooooo exciting!!! 

Absolutely loving these streams, love Zac's dancing :)

Posted Sep 24, 2016   06:59:38 AM

tayzbeth

christine Easom / Newcastle , Staffordshire, GB

10

This was great ... I did think there were a few "Puppet Show" moments :) and I don't mean of the shadow variety!

My husband was listening without viewing the stream and he was amused!

and congrats Fernanda :)


Posted Sep 24, 2016   08:08:28 AM

When do we find out which suggested songs made the cut?

Posted Sep 24, 2016   08:16:26 AM

tayzbeth

christine Easom / Newcastle , Staffordshire, GB

10

did we get to choose on this ?? I missed that!

Posted Sep 24, 2016   08:23:16 AM

@Sandy Pendant le week-end d'un stream, il faut cliquer "Streaming" et puis "Members Only" pour voir le vidéo. Et ça ne marche pas sur les mobiles à moins que vous ayez un navigateur avec Flash Player. J'espère que ça vous aide et que je suis compréhensible. (Le français n'est pas ma langue maternelle.)

@Atdanielson I know! I'd be totally okay with 20 songs on the album! Keep them all!!! 

@Christine Yeah, we voted for Christmas song suggestions back in early July I think.

Posted Sep 24, 2016   09:01:07 AM

tayzbeth

christine Easom / Newcastle , Staffordshire, GB

10

@Quiche84 Thanks ... I remember now :)

Posted Sep 24, 2016   09:34:58 AM

Thanks, guys. :)

It sure is a wonderful reward for a fan.

Posted Sep 24, 2016   09:11:03 PM

taysbear

Carrie Nairn / Hagerstown , Maryland , US

Can't wait 

Posted Sep 26, 2016   06:56:28 AM

there going to share it with  us oh my godd yes i love you hanson. your the best men band ever anyone could eve rhave.

Posted Sep 26, 2016   05:54:09 PM

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