Hawk Nelson is gearing up for spring with a brand new album releasing on April 6th. The new album, Miracles (Fair Trade Services), will be the band's eighth studio project and features their current single "He Still Does (Miracles)," which is currently on nearly 40 stations. The presale for Miracles will go live on February 23 - stay tuned to the band's socials for more details.
"As we were writing this album, we wanted the songs to be full of hope, joy, and excitement about who God is and what's possible with Him in our lives," shares frontman Jon Steingard. "We believe that God is not just a God of the past. He's not just the God from the Bible or the God of our ancestors or our parents. He's a God who is present in our lives here and now! Our redemption -- the things in our lives that need redeeming -- when He comes in and redeems those things and works miracles, it brings glory to who He is. He wants to do amazing things in our lives!"
Crafting a follow-up, after such a steady stream of wins, proved unexpectedly challenging in the midst of personal change for the band. In the three years since Diamonds, drummer Dave Niacaris fell in love with photography; guitarist Micah Kuiper got married; frontman Jon Steingard and his wife welcomed their first child, Grey; and bassist Daniel Biro endured health complications that sidelined him for three tours. In many ways, both personally and professionally, the journey leading up to Miracles has been one of surrender.
"We're just like, Is this something that God's going to use? And I think He has and will," says Daniel Biro. "God has always been in the business of surprising us, and it's when we reach our end that he often shows up. He still is doing Miracles, big and small, and this album 'Miracles' is proof of it."
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Pop Music Miracles| Posted March 14, 2018 Miracles is the 3rd album since pop punk rockers Hawk Nelson reinvented themselves after Jon Steingard took over vocals from Jason Dunn. The title track has already been lighting up airwaves, and one look at the tracklist shows that the album promises to provide more of the radio ready hits the band has made a signature over the past few years.
What It Sounds Like:
Given the success of hits like "Words" and "Drops in the Ocean," it's no surprise that many cuts here follow a similar musical path. Complete with chanted "woahs" and a singable chorus that can both light up arenas and Top 10 playlists, these songs guarantee the band will keep themselves on the front of the CCM musical landscape. However, the band also explores musically with some juicy electronic hooks that balance some of the radio anthems. While any of the punk/rock influence of the Dunn era is reduced to the tiniest of flickers, Hawk Nelson's new songs prove that they can sing with the biggest voices in the business and that this third album of the Steingard era cements their thriving in their new identity.
Since their reinvention, Hawk Nelson has been unashamedly vertical in their music, and these songs are no different. Whether it's the prayerful pleas for God to rescue us on "Parachute" or the ways that God works in our lives ("He Still Does (Miracles)," "Crooked Lines,"), spreading the kingdom of Christ is everywhere on Miracles.
Best Song on the Record:
"He Still Does (Miracles)" exemplifies the best of the album's strengths with one of the band's most memorable hits to date.