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INTERVIEW: HOLDN

Hi, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Great! Thanks for having me!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Burn”?

Sure thing. BURN is my debut single! I’ve been working on this release for quite some time now and BURN just so happened to be the right song to introduce me back into music.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

It was mainly inspired by someone walking out of my life without any reason or without any warning, but staying close enough to watch me struggle to get back up again without offering a helping hand.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

There is a video out now!

How was the recording and writing process?

The production process as a whole was a great experience for me. My producer, Lupo, and I mesh very well together. We bounce ideas off of each other and it just clicks. I brought a demo of BURN to him and we both immediately had so many ideas for it.

What role does NYC plays in your music?

Actually a huge part. New York is unique because you have the ability to be alone in a crowd of millions of people. You can be an observer and a participant all at the same time. It’s magical, inspiring, and it toughens you up. New York taught me true independence… and to me that is feeling comfortable enough to walk into a restaurant and eat alone. It may seem like such a trivial thing, but it just shows that New Yorkers have thick skin… because we truly don’t care what anyone else thinks of us. We’re hungry (metaphorically and literally)!

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There’s a LOT of it. So that’s definitely a good problem to have. I’m extremely particular with my songs so some are just shells, some are completed, some are half completed. I don’t like to force anything and if i feel something is being forced in the slightest bit, I’ll stop and come back to it.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Hoping for late 2017!

Any plans to hit the road?

Always plans for that! But as of right now, I am focusing on getting some more music out to you guys!

What else is happening next in HOLDN’s world?

More music, more visuals, more everything! I’m always working on everything and anything. Keep on the lookout for some more content!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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