'Thinking 'Bout Somethin'' is the first single from Hanson's fifth album 'Shout it Out.' In stores June 8, the album clearly shows the trio as fully respectable independent pop-rockers -- a natural evolution from their debut as teen sensations back in the '90s.
The video for the new song -- a faithful recreation of the famous Ray Charles-led 'Shake Your Tail Feather' street dance sequence from the 1980 movie 'The Blues Brothers,' -- fits in nicely with the single's organ-driven riff section and hand-clapping, giving classic soul a much lighter pop setting.
Ironically, the infectious, upbeat sound of the song is about a break-up. Lead singer Taylor Hanson may sing about a girl who's been running around on him, but certainly doesn't sound too down about it, as he cheerfully announces: "It's sad to say, but baby everyday / I've been thinking 'bout somethin' / I've been thinking 'bout somethin' other than you."
Hanson will start a big nationwide tour on July 21 in support of 'Shout it Out.' You can hear 'Thinking 'Bout Somethin'' for yourself by tuning into AOL Radio's New Pop First station.