Hawk Nelson is back! After frontman, Jason Dunn, left the stage March 11, 2012, Hawk Nelson fans were left wondering if that would lead to the end of an era. In search of a new lead singer, Hawk Nelson didn’t have to go far. Guitarist, Jonathan Steingard, of 8 years, steps up, assuming the role of both lead vocalist and guitarist, beginning his 9th year in the band. HN started a Kickstarter in August 10, 2012. Not giving up on their vision, fans helped the band exceed their goal. Later in December, they signed with Fair Trade Services.
Hawk Nelson has become the band I anticipated they would be since 2009’s album, Live Life Loud. Slowly but surely the band was lyrically improving. Their previous album, Crazy Love, released in 2011, had an even bigger jump in their lyrics. With Jason leaving the band, I held on to a hope that HN would keep going in the direction I saw them going towards. When they released their single, “Words” I began to get excited.
Wanting more, they later announced that anyone who pre-orders their new album, Made would get to have an exclusive listening to the entire album. Listening to their new album, Made, I felt joy rising inside of me. Hawk Nelson has become the band I expected them to become. Made, is lyrically, the best album they have produced. With a new label and lead singer, Jonathan, the band’s dreams continue with a stronger vision than ever before. Looking to leave an impact on the world, HN, through their lyrics and personal lives, continue to illustrate that they are putting their faith in God. Leading by example, HN, shows us, that while growing up, we can still have fun. Hawk Nelson’s Made is a #MustOwn.