I was expecting something upbeat and poppy, simple but infectious. Hands, however, doesn’t quite fit that mold. “Hold” is upbeat and poppy, but the band slips in dreamy twists, tribal drums, and ethereal harmonies. At around the midpoint, the crew changes pace and adds an electronic-sounding beat and heavy keys. It’s easy to fall in love with songs like this, obscure yet endearing.
The song was dropped as a single via Headphonica back in February and it’s been on my list to check out since then (yeah, I’m a little behind). More recently Headphonica put together a remix comp of the song. You can check that out here, and the original song below.
Download: “Hold” by Hands