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The Sky Is Grey Right Now: Isiah & The New People take us deep within the carnage and recovery on Hold On

Telling us a harrowing story which almost ended everything, Isiah & The New People shows us inside Hold On and what happened on that fateful day. This is one of the most emotional interviews we’ve ever done and is one not to miss.

Llewelyn: Hi Isiah & The New People. Thank you for having a chat with us. Firstly, how did you all join together and where can we find you in the world today?

Isiah: Hi Llewelyn, thanks for taking the time to chat as well. Isiah & The New People are just a bunch of musicians from the Wisconsin Great Lakes Region that decided to get together for a jam. We are all from the same city of Appleton, Wisconsin USA.

Llewelyn: Hold On is your new single and this is a deep one. Please let our readers know the story and how is the recovery going?

Isiah: Yeah so Hold On is a new song that came to be after I was involved in a significant car accident. My wife, former bandmate and I were hit by a drunk driver going about 80-90mph. My friend, who I was playing drums with before this recording, was killed. My wife suffered a traumatic brain injury and I broke a bunch of bones and my stomach was dislodged into my chest. The song Hold On in a lot of ways is about managing pain as well as surrendering to the universe and allowing life to unfold as it needs to. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why things happen in life but there is always something to learn in every experience we have.

As far as recovery goes, my wife is on the trajectory to make a full recovery and I am completely healed. Thanks for asking.

Llewelyn: What genre would you describe your music as being inside if you were asked the question by a fan?

Isiah: I’d have to say Western Psychedelic Folk. I grew up listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, Neil Young and Nanci Griffith so it makes sense.

Llewelyn: Life has changed for you. What do you wish to achieve now and do you feel more grateful for each moment in your life more than before?

Isiah: Yeah, I definitely feel more grateful. It’s easier to let things go. I see no point in holding a grudge to the grave. None of us know when we are going to die so it’s best to let things go and find ways to enjoy one another while we can. As far as what I would like to achieve I’d say I have a few things. Outside of just establishing an inner peace and calm state of being, I have a couple projects I’m working on. I want to tour. See the world. Meet different people. Make all sorts of music. I love creating. I like acting and writing and would love to make some comedy sketches. All sorts of stuff but ultimately I wish to achieve a lifestyle that affords me to do these things.

Llewelyn: What does it feel like to make music and does it make your soul happy?

Isiah: Making music is beautiful. Through life we have these traumatic experiences that get stored in our bodies and music has this incredible way of allowing ourselves to release these energies. Music makes my soul happy for sure. It also makes me sad and angry and everything in between. It allows me to feel everything I need to feel.

Llewelyn: If you could travel to any country in the world, where would it be and why?

Isiah: I’d really like to spend some time in Australia. I think I would get along with the people down there. I’m curious if they are that crazy or if it’s just the internet. I need to see with my own eyes.

Llewelyn: Last, are there any bands you would love to perform with on the same lineup? Please share with us the ideal festival or event and what the expectations would be?

Isiah: The ideal festival would be somewhere overlooking Lake Superior with wonderful views and fantastic food. Line up would include Dakhabrakha, Paul Simon, Los Super Seven, Tinariwen, Paolo Nutini, Brulé, and Elvis if he is still alive.

See the single come to life on YouTube.

See more on the IG page and follow the journey.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

Marianna’s vocal lines leave us on the hook in her feat of alt-indie pop grandeur, Hold On

If it has been a while since you last checked in with your inner child, find the inspiration to reach out and reconnect my immersing yourself in the latest single from the arresting alt-indie pop chanteuse, Marianna. With class, conviction and introspection the triadic drivers within the tribally enlivening single, Hold On, ambivalence is not an option.

Towards the outro, the single moves away from indie pop panache and veers towards an ABBA-ESQUE world music crescendo; if you weren’t invested before that climactic build, you’ll feel your heart catch in your throat around her flawlessly pitched vocal lines.

It’s a rarity that we hear something truly pioneering and resounding in equal measure, but evidently, pedestrian performances aren’t Marianna Zappi’s forte. After performing in front of a crowd of two million, one of those just so happening to be Pope Benedict XVI, touring across Europe for the past two years and garnering attention from BBC Radio London, the future for Marianna will be as luminous as her talent.

Hold On will officially release on May 26. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Cinematic with Soul Alt-Rock Originators, Underblue, Will Wrench Your Heart Strings with ‘Hold On’

‘Hold On’ is the latest slice of filmic funk born from the ingenuity and superlative talent possessed by the NYC alt-rock outfit, Underblue, who have been creating inner-city waves since 2016.

This seminal release is an undeniable testament that it is their time. The soulfully smoky siren-ESQUE vocal lines from Kimberly Torres, the devilishly jazzy basslines from Simon Luk, and the ornate flourishes from keyboardist Ilvi Calderon is almost too much alchemy to handle – almost. Entwined with the guitars that straddle the timbres of the Cramps and My Bloody Valentine and the drums that punctuate the soundscape with flair, Hold On is a progressively interstellar triumph.

With heavy, hopeful, happy, and heart-wrenching being the cornerstones of the ethos behind the upcoming LP, you’re damn right you should save space on your radar for the powerhouse, which has enough innovation between them to rival Mars Volta – not an overstatement.

Hold On will officially release on May 19th followed by the full album on June 9th. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

You’re Lonely Too: Gemma Danielle drops emotionally charged single Hold On

Taken from her sizzlingly tantalizing debut, 6-track EP named Hearts Devotion, Gemma Danielle sings with true angelic refinement on the haunting tale of trust called Hold On.

Gemma Danielle is a Nottingham, UK-based electronic pop solo artist who loves to mesh in some sweet sounding jazz treats to satisfy our peckish desires.

If you’ve ever experienced heartbreak, or feelings of being lost, alone and battling self-worth issues, I think you will relate.” ~ Gemma Danielle

Picking herself up from the floor after a scream of frustration to the sky, Gemma Danielle reminds us of her stadium-like vocals that show us inside the healing process. Lighting up our imaginations with classy coolness, we are lathered into a truly fine single that might be stuck in our heads all day.

Hold On from Nottingham, UK-based electronic pop solo artist Gemma Danielle is a pulsating song that will warm up your cheeks and get us all thinking about that harsh feeling when a romance ends. Projected so beautifully and loaded with a fresh beat to get those bodies alive again-we are treated to a real stunner of a track from a young artist who makes such superbly created gems.

Listen up on SoundCloud and check out her moves on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Paul Allen Wright instructs us to keep the flame alive on the funky pop single, ‘Hold On’

Seducing our bodies with something to truly groove with all night long, Paul Allen Wright leads us into the story of wanting to slow things down so that you can keep the heat alive with, ‘Hold On‘.

Paul Allen Wright is a USA-based indie DJ and music producer who is known throughout the world for his strong basslines and happy vibes music to get the blood circulating freely again.

His latest album, “From Out Of Nowhere” is not only club-ready but radio-friendly as Paul effortlessly adds to his musical resume by dabbling successfully into the Pop genre.” ~ Paul Allen Wright

Dusting off any self-doubt and ripping up the script with a fine performance, Paul Allen Wright brings us a super track to play loudly and get the neighbours knocking briskly on the door.

Hold On‘ from USA-based indie DJ and music producer Paul Allen Wright, is a catchy single that will capture your attention and perhaps shall get you climbing on that mission to an exciting ascension. With masterful melodies, sensual vocals and a real pro behind the decks, this is a summertime single when you need to make a statement. Knowing what you want and opening up your words when you need them to work at the optimal time – is such an important skill – when things could fall flat and end forever.

Hear this catchy new tune on Soundcloud and see more from his life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never Lose The Moment: Jane’s Awake bring us a reflective single to remember on ‘Hold On’

As you keep those memories deep inside you so you never forget them ever, Jane’s Awake brings us a wonderful new single with artists from all over the world that came together remotely called ‘Hold On‘.

Jane’s Awake is a new project lead by indie singer-songwriter/producer Nick Sheppard. He formed this fantastic movement during the current pandemic, with the aim of bringing musicians together from all over the world during these tough times.

Nick says: “’Hold On’ is a song for anyone who has seen a loved one suffer or, indeed, has suffered themselves. It’s a song of both desperation and hope, which is why I wanted it to be the first single.”

She sings so beautifully, as you think of all those moments that you let go before. You vow to never let that happened again and marvel at the stunning music in your ears. The soundscape feels like its floating right above you, and you feel so much calmer inside your healing heart.

Hold On‘ from Jane’s Awake, is a truly International project with features from Brazil, Jamaica, Germany and the USA, which spreads goodwill during a time of deep misery and sadness for so many. This is a sad song that will touch your heart deeply, so that you may regain hope that was lost before.

Stream this peaceful new single on Spotify and see her IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Find The Light: New York’s GHOSTE urges us to have faith in our path and ‘Hold On’

As she brings forth a stunning glow to rise above all doubts around in this confusing world, that can easily suck you deeply into its undesirable sewers of gloom, GHOSTE carefully shows us how to believe again with the outstanding new single off her latest ten-track album called ‘Hold On‘.

Jenny Bruce aka GHOSTE is an angelic New York City-based indie electro-pop singer-songwriter and loving mother of two. She has recently recreated herself and leads us into the pureness of music, with a sound that has you absolutely astounded by the beauty intertwined inside each verse.

This is the true story about following your dreams and never giving up, despite what obstacles and rocks may be thrown your way. Believing in positive thoughts and keeping those dreams burning bright is incredibly, the way to true self-enlightenment after all.

She sings with such class and grace, her life hasn’t been easy but she stays true to her beliefs with a stunning array of vocal ability that has you closing your eyes, smiling, tearing softly, but ultimately feeling empowered through her sumptuous vocals that shows you where the door to happiness really is.

Hold On‘ from the wonderfully self-aware New York-based electro-pop artist GHOSTE, is a glorious escape from the rigors of the world through a crisply created sound that brings peace, where there was once noise and bad energy. Per aspera ad astra indeed.

Stream her new single on Spotify and see more from this magnetic talent on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Cleveland band Hollin Kings power in with brilliant ”Hold On”

Hollin Kings are a riff-fusing Rock n’ Roll band from cozy Cleveland in Ohio. Their solos, strong lyrics and powerful vocals impress mightily here with the new track ”Hold On’‘.

Hold On” is all about holding onto what is important to you in life and never ever letting go. You know what you want so why not just work hard to keep it? This is a vital message in these days of flakiness and ghosting each other. I like the passion and energy here as the vocals show the hunger of the band. They have only been around for two years and show such an incredible cohesion together.

Hollin Kings flip the switch on during the ”Hold On” and the light is burning brightly. This is a band with a huge future as they make terrific music with a magnificent message. After meeting in the same town and through a shared passion of music, they are a band headed in the right direction.

Get this song in your ears now to rev you up for the day on Spotify.

Find out when this fantastic band are back on the gig circuit via Facebook.

Head to Insta to find out more about the band.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Robin Novaku has released the most evocative Future Pop single of Summer 2020 with “Hold On”

It’s safe to say that EDM Pop producer, songwriter and composer Robin Novaku’s latest single “Hold On” featuring Jonas Wak is the most evocative Pop single of summer 2020.

Their instantly immersive, blissfully light soundscape carries an Indie vibe to amplify the accessibility of the Future Pop beat which is perfectly complemented by magnetically warm vocals. Neither the vocals nor the lyrics hold back on spilling plenty of amorously romantic appeal.

The hype around Robin Novaku’s sound is more than easy to understand with their effortlessly feel-good, organically resonant mixes. If you like to have your finger on the pulse of up and coming talent, you’ll want the Albanian artist on your playlists. There isn’t a vibe check on earth he couldn’t pass.

You can check out Robin Novaku’s latest single Hold On for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast