Taylor Hanson scored some cool points for teaming up with James Iha and Adam Schlesinger in Tinted Windows, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning his main gig. Hanson’s coming back with a new album, Shout It Out, on June 8, and released their new single, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” earlier this week (this is no comeback, by the way: they’ve been churning the music out since
you were not being forced to pay attention “MMMbop.”) How is it? Extremely competent! It’s a bright pop-rock breakup song, lots of big horns and moderately funky guitar. We would definitely rather hear this on the radio than, say, Train. Also, there is a whole bunch of what we are assuming is cowbell on the intro, giving us all the excuse we need to write the above headline.
Hear “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” at PopEater