Hawk Nelson’s pop rock sound is infectious, especially if you spend time around teenagers who seem to be playing them all the time. The songs get caught in your head, and you find yourself humming the melody for hours. They are outstanding musicians, and their live shows are high-energy and entertaining.
Hawk Nelson’s target audience goes for fairly mundane lyrics, things that don’t require much thought, but this release is a little different and dare I say it – deep. I’m talking about songs like “Never Enough,” dealing with typical inadequacies that everyone feels, but especially in trying to hear what God is saying to us. Then there’s “Shaken,” a song about understanding the problems beyond our own experiences, outside of our borders.
That’s not to say that the CD isn’t fun — long time fans of Hawk Nelson don’t have to worry about that. The title song is a typical pop rock anthem that will have the teens bouncing in the crowd at every concert Hawk Nelson plays, and “Ode to Lord Stanley” is simply a fun tribute to the Calgary Flames hockey team. There’s plenty for fans to enjoy here.