We’re loving the new single from Hawk Nelson, and wanted to share it with you! The band released a brand new lyric video this week of their song “Words” which features a special guest appearance from MercyMe frontman, Bart Millard. Check out the story behind the song & video below, and let us know what you think!
“Words” really speaks to the heart of what God’s been teaching us as a band over the past few months. The words we speak are a powerful testament to who we are and how we influence those around us. We truly have the power to either speak life into others or break them down depending on the choices we make. It’s been our prayer as a band to say to God that we want to be His light… that we want to speak His love into people’s lives every day. Whether that means being on stage and playing shows, or whether that’s with our wives, families, or friends, we just want to be really intentional about speaking life into people.
We were so honored that Bart from MercyMe agreed to be a part of this song as well. He was actually monumental in encouraging me to step up as the new lead singer for Hawk Nelson. Last fall when we were on the Rock & Worship Roadshow with him, he called me into his dressing room and really laid it out and encouraged me to consider it. That conversation meant so much to me, and honestly, Bart had such a huge impact on the new direction for the band that when wrote this song, it only felt natural to have him be a part of it. It’s been really cool to see God directing the whole thing as it came around full circle and we’re stoked with how “Words”turned out! -Jon (Hawk Nelson)