Hawk Nelson - Letters To The President

Wednesday 19th January 2005
Hawk Nelson - Letters To The President
Hawk Nelson - Letters To The President

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12432-1575
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND95068
RELEASE DATE: 2004-09-03
RRP: £12.71

Reviewed by Simon Eden

Busted and McFly are dead - long live Canada's Hawk Nelson! This debut album release fits well into the mainstream popularity of boy band punk rock and is likely to hit the big time with its good, clean, fun vibes. These four guys from Ontario, are a new signing for Tooth & Nail Records. They should be right at home as they grew up in the same youth group as Thousand Foot Krutch/FM Static frontman Trevor McNevan who helped write and co-produced on this project. The first track on the album has throwbacks to the Beach Boys, as although there isn't the vocal harmonies, there is the preoccupation with moving to California to go surfing. The attitude to pulling girls is very refreshing, as they are actually looking for Christian girlfriends, instead of the more mainstream sexist attitudes. However this isn't a blatant Christian album, as these guys appear to be maintaining their lyrical integrity in the mainstream market that expects less. The album is a feel good, fun loving, collection of bouncy Californian beach ball tracks.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. California [Listen]
2. Things We Go Through [Listen]
3. Every Little Thing [Listen]
4. From Underneath - Ft. Anne-Marie Hunsaker [Listen]
5. Letters To The President [Listen]
6. Right Here [Listen]
7. Recess [Listen]
8. Take Me [Listen]
9. Someone Else Before - Ft. Autumn Clark & Jonathan Dunn [Listen]
10. First Time [Listen]
11. Like A Racecar - Ft. Trevor McNevan [Listen]
12. Late Show [Listen]
13. 36 Days [Listen]
14. Long And Lonely Road [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by victoria in tauranga @ 07:05 on May 24 2007

i love u HAWK NELSON i am such a big fan i got all ur CDS

Posted by caleb in Chino Hills @ 05:57 on Nov 11 2006

Hawk Nelson,
You inspired me i LOVE your music I just saw you guys live.

Thanx for giving me a better walk with God,

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