Pop Music Miracles
Posted March 14, 2018
By JJFrancesco_NRT, Staff Reviewer
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.
For Fans Of:
The Afters, Tenth Avenue North, OBB, Stars Go Dim
The Bottom Line:
Fans of the last two albums from Hawk Nelson or good Christian pop in general will have 10 new reasons to celebrate this spring.
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