The first official single released by Hanson, off their Anthem
album, is a '60s Motown influenced soulful track complete with horns and a steady bass beat. Taylor Hanson told Radio.com
that the throwback feel was definitely premeditated. "Anybody's that followed our band knows that a huge part of our story is listening to classic rock & roll and soul music," he said. "We actually dedicated the song to a famous bass player, Bob Babbitt, who played on so much Motown music and actually played on our last record. He passed away before we could make this record so there's a legitimate connection to that era through Bob."
Taylor continued: "We really wanted this song to bring people in because we reasserted the '60s soul influence on the last album, and this song continued that tradition so much that it was such a perfect bridge from Shout it Out
, our last record. It actually captures a part that is really essential to this band, which is melody and danceable rhythm. Songs that you put on and you want to drive, you want to move, it gets you out and it pulls you in. It has melody to carry itself. It also tells the story of where we've been and acts as the gateway drug into a whole new record of music."