Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hawk Nelson - Crazy Love: CD Review



About Crazy Love:


Gearing up for the February 8th release, Crazy Love, Hawk Nelson celebrates another No. 1 CHR single with the title track “Crazy Love.” The debut radio single had a huge jump from No. 7 to No. 1 this week. This song has also moved into the Top 10 at Rock and No. 22 on the National Christian Audience chart. Such reception to this song is a positive indication of the forthcoming release on Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings. 
 
"‘Crazy Love’ is an anthem for people seeking to love God more passionately and our listeners can’t hear it enough."
- Paul Goldsmith (Air 1 APD/MD)
 
"The topic of love in songs on our station is really one that our listeners have responded to favorably, and the challenge in this song for our listeners to step out on a limb, be crazy, and see how God responds when you are obedient, coupled with a cool sounding song, is the type of song we want.  Congrats on that HUGE jump to #1, Hawk Nelson!"
- Johnathon Eltrevoog (WONU PD)

Hawk Nelson will be taking their popular live show on the road with the Women of Faith girls’ conferences - the REVOLVE tour. The tour begins in Dallas, TX on January 21st (Revolve dates below).  Due to great response from previous years, this will mark the band’s third time on the REVOLVE tour.  

Crazy Love will hit stores next month showcasing what Hawk Nelson promises to be a combination of pop/rock and new styles with a “truth” theme.  Being more transparent and overt about their faith on this release, Hawk Nelson also wants to continue to encourage fans to love like crazy as stated in the debut radio single. In addition to Crazy Love, Hawk Nelson will also be releasing The Light Sides, acoustic/stripped down versions of their hit songs from their four previous albums.  The Light Sides will only be available with the purchase of Crazy Love. 


About Hawk Nelson:

This powerhouse, pop rock foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release. After three stellar studio projects, Hawk Nelson released “Live Life Loud” in 2009.  This release was the third top album on the overall Christian chart, the #18 digital album in the nation, the second digital album on the Christian chart and debuted with eight singles in the Top 200 digital tracks during street week. Recently, Hawk Nelson was also awarded two Canadian GMA awards for Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year (“Never Enough”) and Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year (Live Life Loud).  Hawk Nelson is a Mocha Club artist.


My Review:

I will be the first to admit I had heard of Hawk Nelson before, but had never had the pleasure of listening to them. Wow, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to review Crazy Love/The Lighter Side.

It is a great sounding project. Although the pop-punk music genre is not one that I generally listen to (I tend to gravitate to the contemporary/worship style) I LOVED Crazy Love.My husband really enjoys this genre of music, and he also really enjoyed both Crazy Love and The Light Sides.

 My favorite track was the title one, which was inspired by book of the same title, by Francis Chan. A song with a great message to remind us just how much God loves us! I also loved the acoustic CD, The Light Sides with my favorite song being "Everything You Ever Wanted" and You Have What I Need. The Light Sides has been playing in my CD Player regularly for a couple weeks now, as well as Crazy Love, and I will definitely be picking up more of their other music for sure!

If you have enjoyed Hawk Nelson's previous work, you will definitely enjoy Crazy Love! A definite must have for any fan of this great CANADIAN band!

I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson through iTunes today.

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of Overture Music, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner****

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