New Hawk Nelson Album 'Made' To Feature Guest Vocals From Bart Millard

Dec 27 2012

Hawk Nelson will release their sixth studio album 'Made' on 2nd April 2013 having signed with the Fair Trade Services label. The album includes new single 'Words' which the band wrote with Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real) and Seth Mosley, the producer on the album, and which features vocals by Bart Millard (MercyMe).

Earlier this year, Hawk Nelson underwent a line-up change as former front man Jason Dunn left the band to pursue his solo career. Longtime Hawk Nelson guitarist Jonathan Steingard transitioned into the front man position and now the band is a trio with bassist Daniel Biro and drummer Justin Benner.

Daniel Biro, who co-founded the band ten years ago, has grown with Hawk Nelson this last decade and believes all of the change has resulted in an honest and God-breathed product.

"This time around," says Biro, "we're going through all of this emotional change, physical change, and God breathed some new songs that channeled all those feelings and doubts and emotions into these lyrics."

"The idea behind ['Words']," says Steingard of the first single, "is that when something is made instead of just happening, everything about it is on purpose and intentional. If we didn’t just happen, if we were created by someone who loves us and cares about us and has a purpose for our lives, then when we look in the mirror, we should be satisfied with what we see."

To raise the funds for 'Made' the band used a Kickstarter project - an online fundraising tool now often used for producing new records. Biro believes the Kickstarter success proves the power of the relationships this band has built with the industry and with fans over the years. And despite the new chapter of Hawk Nelson, he says, "Real relationships span the test of time, and those relationships have stayed in tact and those people have showed their support."

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