Album: Shout It Out
Artist Info: Before the Jonas Brothers, there was Hanson, a three-brother pop band from Oklahoma best-known for the 1997 hit “MMMBop.” Now in their 20s, Isaac, Taylor, and Zac record under their own label. They’re also involved with fighting poverty and AIDS in Africa.
Summary: Shout It Out, Hanson’s fifth studio album, is full of energetic, R&B-flavored pop rock and tributes to classic artists. Several songs, including “Thinking ’Bout Somethin,’” address relationships gone awry. “Me Myself and I” is about self-reliance: “There’s still someone that I can tell my troubles to. Me, myself and I will never be alone.”
Discussion Questions: What things can you do well on your own? Do you mind asking for help? Why or why not? What are the pros and cons of being independent? Read aloud 1 Corinthians 12:12. What does it mean to you to be part of a larger “body” of Christ?