Jun 14, 2019 | HANSON

State Of The Band 2019

Every year alongside the celebration of HANSON Day and the anniversary of our band we share our plans for the coming year, and increasingly the future of our music, but this year is special because it marks a big change. 

The success of String Theory, along with the corresponding world tour brought us face to face with two hard realities. 1) Despite how daunting it may seem, everything is possible. 2) We need to look even further out ahead if we are going to continue to tackle big projects, and live up to the spirit of the I Was Born Challenge, so for the first time ever, we want to share not just what we are planning for 2019, but what we hope to do in 2020, and even… 2021 

We want to share not just what we are working on now, but what we are working towards so that all HANSON Fans can share excitement and join in the anticipation of what comes next, the way Hanson.net members currently look forward to new music every year. 

2019 is a year for making, and we hope to make a lot. In addition to laying the ground work for projects that will be coming out between now and our 30-year anniversary in 2022, we are planning to record not just one, but two album length projects this year.

  • The first project we are calling “Against the World” planned for release in 2020
  • The second project we are calling “Black Mesa” planned for release in 2021

We are looking forward to sharing more as we begin writing and recording, and with any luck playing some of this music live on stage for the first time this fall.


-Isaac Taylor and Zac


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Mariana Antunes
São Paulo, SP, BR

'Black Mesa' is pretty intriguing...

Is it about collaboration? Remaking? With fans? With others musicians?

I'm looking forward to more clues! =]



All of this news is so exciting. I'm hoping everything works out as planned and we get all this upcoming music in the next few years. 



It's interesting that Black Mesa is mentioned. I loved Portal and Portal 2. I'm itching for a third instalment, but I think the Half Life games and Black Mesa will be the closest I will get to that for now. This is kind of a major spoiler for Portal, but I recommend listening to a song called Still Alive. It might provide some insights for the theme. To understand the idea fully, I do recommend playing through all the aforementioned games.



how exciting! "2019 is a year for making": I love that



This is exciting! Can't wait to find out what these albums are all about. I think you guys are redefining Hanson time :)

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