Hanson Featured In Owl City's New Song "Unbelievable"

Jun 30, 2015 11:20 AM EDT | By Geo Carlo Ruben

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If you're going to pay a sonic visit to the '90s, really, there's no better collaborator than Hanson, the trio of brothers out of Tulsa, Oklahoma who dominated the decade with tunes like "Mmmbop." Which, presumably, is the same conclusion Adam Young, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and electronica artist who produces music as Owl City, drew before he reached out for his newest track, "Unbelievable." The song reads like an episode of VH1's I Love The 90s with references to the Goosebumps books, Spaghettios, Saturdays spent with your Nintendo console and Jurassic Park over a whistling, upbeat backing.

The song was written by Owl City's Adam Young, Emily Wright, Matthew Thiessen, and Isaac Hanson. This will be the 2nd collaboration Hanson has taken part in to be released this year. Hanson joined the Blues Travelers on their song " Top of the World" which was released in April. These releases come along with the announcement that Hanson will be releasing an album that will be a feature of covers and inspirations. They hope to have the album out in conjunction with their fall tour.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Owl City said, "Hanson was a total dream collaboration for me," he tells EW. "I was born in the mid-'80s but grew up in the '90s, so I am around the same age as those guys, and we connected on a lot of the subjects in the song 'Unbelievable.' I just reached out to them, sent them the song, introduced myself and said I'd be thrilled to work with them if they might find the idea appealing at all. They wrote back and said they were down to do it. They wrote Verse 2, added some additional production and just kind of did what felt natural to them, all of which I loved. So imagine me, someone who grew up loving this band, to suddenly have the chance to collaborate on a song of my own was totally surreal. They were the nicest, easiest guys to work with."

According to hanson.net, after two years without a North American tour, the band is returning with a special 10-city tour across the US and Canada, featuring 2 concerts in each of the 10 major markets. The tour schedule includes a stop at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Oct, 22 and 23.

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