Date: Feb. 25
Price: $10 General Admission, $5 with GCU Student ID
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Every coin has two sides: heads and tails. Both are necessary to the value of the coin. Neither is more important than the other. So it is with Tooth & Nail band Hawk Nelson. Flip heads, you get the band's signature punk rock fun. Flip tails and find an introspection that fuels it all.
The band's fifth studio album Crazy Love reveals the right combination of heads and tails: a return to the early days of Hawk Nelson rock with an ever-maturing look at life and the need for truth.
"Part of this truth talk is us growing older and wanting to sing about what's real to us," says bassist Daniel Biro. "The truth topics make Crazy Love the most different from past records; we are definitely more overt about our faith this time. It's satisfying to be real like that."
With Crazy Love, Biro, Jonathan Steingard, and Justin Benner continue the call for action heard on the band's last studio album Live Life Loud. Inspired by Francis Chan's book Crazy Love, producer Ian Eskelin helped write the title track and debut radio single as a greater wake-up call to love.
Hawk Nelson would have fans seize the day and live this love, as heard in the new song "One Shot": You got one shot, all you got, take it now. You gotta get up, get up, get up / One life, live it right, keep on moving forward. / You got one shot, all you got, live out loud. / Come on, wake up, wake up, wake up before it's over.
Actions speak louder than words, says Steingard. "It's a big part of who we are as a band. We meet people wherever we go and find ways to love them the best that we can, in the most practical ways we can."