'Crazy Love' Music Review
- Style: Pop/Punk
- 13 songs
- Release Date: February 8, 2011
- Label: BEC Recordings
Lyrically, Hawk Nelson walks a fine line. They write from a place of faith that lives in their hearts making the messages jump out at people who have accepted Christ. Since they don't prescribe to the theory that in order for a song to be classified as "Christian," it must have at least 4 mentions of Jesus along with 3 hallelujahs, the music is also accessible to non-Christian fans because they don't feel beaten over the head with a Bible, yet the seeds are getting planted. Yes, it's a fine line and it's one that Hawk Nelson walks quite well.
The band's 5th studio release shows that they've taken everything they've learned up to this point, honed it, and delivered a fun album that gets you on your feet. It's not all about being "up" though, because Jason Dunn's vocals bring just as much to the table when the band slows it down for more ballad-type songs.
Another strong contender for fave is "One Shot." The upbeat song serves as a reminder that we all have one life so we better make the best of it before it's over. "Skeleton" serves up the same type of real-life message. We're all just flesh and bones without God. We've all got secrets and we've all got sins and the only way to survive them is through Christ.
The only track on the release that I'm not quite sure of is the opener, "Tally-Ho." Maybe it's my age showing, but I just didn't "get it." Not that it's a bad tune ... it's short and fun, but lyrics are my thing and I just didn't make any connection with those.
The bottom line with Crazy Love is this ... there is nothing crazy about good music and there is nothing crazy about music with a message that is delivered with a sense of fun. Hawk Nelson is one of those bands that is as good in the studio as they are live - crazy good - and they just keep getting better.
'Crazy Love' Track Listing
- Your Love Is A Mystery
- Crazy Love
- My Next Breath
- We're Alright
- We Can Change The World
- One Shot
- Done Holding On
- Thanks For The Beautiful Memories