||Hawk Nelson Finds The Meaning of Life | Posted September-23-2009
Hawk Nelson's 4th studio release features many different styles with enough diversity to satisfy everyone - even your grandmother (try "Tis So Sweet"). That's not to say the band has forsaken rock. Fans leaning toward the heavy side of Hawk Nelson should check out "Alive" and "Live Life Loud." One of the most lyrically meaningful songs is "Shaken" - a heartfelt cry that he is ready and willing to be God's instument of change. We also see Jason's deep respect of his grandfather on "The Final Toast." In addition to this, Tobymac makes a guest appearance on "Eggshells."
I was very pleased with some of the messages in Life Life Loud. This album talks about faith and living it out for the world to see. It has a worship song, it talks about heaven, and it also laments about words said that we can't take back, all the while adding the expected Hawk Nelson fun into the mix. They also chose to use lighter guitars on a couple of songs; this was a good choice.
While the over-all feel of the album is very different than the band's first two releases, it is a natural progression from Hawk Nelson is My Friend. And of course, the bagpipes on "Tis So Sweet" rock! Who knows, maybe they will start appearing at upcoming concerts?
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