I didn’t write about this song on here when it was released a few months ago but I no doubt wrote something on the old facey and I remember telling Luke off for once again making me cry through the sheer power of his voice and lyrical content.
2017 has been a tough one in many ways for this beautiful band but they continue to be a very personal source of comfort for me musically, socially and emotionally and for that I count myself extremely lucky. This song was written during the grieving period of the loss of a significant family member and it is clear just how much he meant to frontman Luke Shields. The one word that comes to mind in trying to describe this song is epic. From the gentle piano to the crashing drums to the piercing falsetto of Luke Shields, this song is a testament to the risks Have/Hold are willing to take for their next record and I honestly cannot bloody wait. Lock yourself in a quiet space, chuck this on and get ready for an heart-wrenching ride.
This was only the second time I’d ever seen this played live and I’m stoked I captured it because I’ve watched it about 50 times over the past few days and each time I’m reminded of just how much I fucking love it. I’m forever in awe of Luke’s way with words and I thank him for opening up a wider literary world for me.