There’s a new trend lately of young female singer-songwriters who are full of talent, skill, and dynamic magnetism putting out absolute bangers that they self-produce, and I am so here for it. Indigo De Souza’s “Hold U” is no different. This bright, poppy, synthy tune is the second single from Any Shape You Take, which is out 27 August, and is composed of a beautiful balance of pretty vocals, soft synths, vibey guitars, and fun percussion. Vibrant and heady indie-pop, “Hold U” artfully walks the line between vulnerable and confessional, and uplifting and enjoyable.
In a press statement, De Souza describes the meaning behind the track:
“I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, but that is just about holding space for other people to fully express themselves and to feel celebrated.Just simply seeing someone in their humanity and loving them.We are constantly evolving and we only truly have space to process our lives openly if we feel safe and are encouraged to love ourselves and celebrate our bodies. I am really blessed with the sense of community that I have in my life, and I wanted to highlight that in this video. Community is the purest kind of magic and can heal so much trauma and pain. We all just want to feel truly held by the people around us!”