Doug Hawk’s music eschews the typical thematic content of the modern pop catalog — aligning instead with the more yearning, deeply personal sentiments of rebel and protest music. Consequently, his compositions are more positive affirmation than they are songs. His affirming lyrical content is supported by a beautiful, uniquely-refined accompaniment, utilizing melodies and chord changes that travel beyond the usual and expected. This is intelligent, inspiring, grooving music that not only makes you think but move, as well. Comparisons to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Steely Dan and Gil Scott-Heron are accurate but in a purely derivative sense. Hawk has emphatically forged his own unique sound.