Those of you who know me know that I LOVE Hanson. Yes, Hanson, that band from '97 who sang "Mmmbop." For those of you who didn't know, YES they're still around, NO they are not still 14, and YES they've been making music ever since their first album. They are about to release their 5th CD (if you don't count their first 2 that were independently released, or their Christmas CD, Snowed In) in June. It's called Shout It Out! and the single "Think Bout Something" is already on iTunes! (The picture to the left is of me and Mr. Zac Hanson in October of 2007, the first time I met him. They're PRECIOUS in person and completely personable and very passionate about their cause. They're very active in trying to help to fight poverty and AIDS in Africa. They do a charity walk before every concert with their fans and donate a dollar per person on the walk to AIDS research, and are all also about TOMS Shoes, as well as having traveled to Africa to help with "shoe-drops," etc.)
I'm super excited because the boys just unveiled their newest music video on Myspace for "Thinking Bout Something" and it is HAH-LARIOUS! It's already almost gotten about a million hits and it's only been out a few days. This video was really special. Besides going all out and being goofy and adorable in the video, the boys also invited fans to come be a part of the video. They filmed it in Tulsa on March 6th (I was in a wedding that day, or I would have been there, too) and asked fans to come and dance with them. As I watched I could see Hanson friends I knew in there dancing!! It was really special!
Entertainment Weekly does a segment in their magazine every week called The Must List and they list the top 10 musts of that week like which DVDs to check out, what books are hot, what online fiasco is interesting. I SEVERELY desire EW to add the "Thinking Bout Something" video to their Must list! I truly this it deserves it.
And with that, here's the link: CHECK IT OUT HERE!!! or ON YOUTUBE!!!
And here are a few snippets of a conversation my best friend and I had in reaction the video. Enjoy!
Me: Did you get to see the new Hanson video yet!?!?
Ashlie: The video hasn't even really started and I'm already laughing.
Ashlie: Um....I'm 30 seconds in and it's already the best Hanson video ever.
Me: I know I was ALL ABOUT that video in the first 7 seconds! That's the video we could have been in if you hadn't had a wedding. Gah, selfish.
Ashlie: OMG JESUS-ISAAC
Me: I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY THAT! BAHAHAHA!
Me: I like how Tay thought he was Stevie Wonder.
Ashlie: Haha! I KNOW
Me: This is the best video they've EVER done. It's like they finally realized they were a band.
Ashlie: Yeah, it was so good. It seemed like it was produced better too.
Me: Totally! And there were 2 ZACS!!
Me: I like how the climax is Taylor actually dancing.
Ashlie: It's like he knows we've been waiting for it the whole video and he graces us with his moves for the finale. The Great One has danced! We can all praise him!