Live Life Loud

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Live Life Loud
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Studio album by Hawk Nelson
Released September 22, 2009
Genre Christian rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Length 42:13
Label BEC
Hawk Nelson chronology
Summer EP
(2009)
Live Life Loud
(2009)
Crazy Love
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Slumper 2/5 stars[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[3]

Live Life Loud is the fourth studio album from Christian rock band Hawk Nelson. It was released on September 22, 2009. According to Daniel Biro, the dog on the cover is lead vocalist Jason Dunn's dog Murphy. The album was packaged with a pair of 3D glasses that are needed to be worn to view the album's CD booklet which is printed in 3D.[4] The album peaked at No. 54 the first week on Billboard 200 and at No. 3 on The Billboard Christian Albums charts.[5]

Concept and musical style[edit]

Bassist Daniel Biro describes the album as "really about encouraging our fans to do just that. To live your life loud, to embrace all that life brings your way and experience every moment of it to the fullest extent. This is the message we want our fans to come away with after they hear the album."[6]

The album is the first time that the band wrote songs together by just jamming as a band[citation needed], although the band collaborated with Chris Stevens, Matthew Gerrard, TobyMac, Trevor McNevan, and Bart Millard on the record.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Live Life Loud" Hawk Nelson, Trevor McNevan 2:57
2. "Never Enough" Hawk Nelson, McNevan 2:57
3. "Eggshells" (featuring tobyMac) Hawk Helson, Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan 3:25
4. "The Meaning of Life" Hawk Nelson, Matthew Gerrard 3:47
5. "Alive" Hawk Nelson, Stevens 3:22
6. "Ode to Lord Stanley" (Interlude) Jason Dunn 1:55
7. "Long Ago" Hawk Nelson, Steve Wilson, Matt Maher 3:25
8. "The Job" Hawk Nelson, Chantal Kreviazuk, Wilson 2:54
9. "Shaken" Hawk Nelson, McNevan 3:45
10. "Lest We Forget" Hawk Nelson, Wilson 4:46
11. "'Tis So Sweet" Hawk Nelson, Wilson 4:05
12. "The Final Toast" Hawk Nelson, Wilson 5:02
Special edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Live Life Loud" (Acoustic) Hawk Nelson, Trevor McNevan  

Personnel[edit]

  • Jason Dunn - vocals
  • Daniel Biro - bass and background vocals
  • Jonathan Steingard - guitar and background vocals
  • Justin Benner - drums

Awards[edit]

In 2010, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. The title song was also nominated for Short Form Music Video of the Year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Slumper review". Slumper.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Live Life Loud Album Art Preview from Dan". YouTube. 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/303343/hawk+nelson/chart
  6. ^ (c) 2005 Design by Visual Inventor Ltd. Co. http://www.VisualInventor.com - Permission must be given for the use of this code. "Hear It First". Hear It First. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  7. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)