SONG PICK: Joshua Henry – Hold Me (Video)
Ahead of his upcoming EP ” Guarantee”, New York-based artist Joshua Henry release the soulful and beautifully touching “Hold Me”.
Broadway fans will know Joshua Henry from his Tony-nominated turn in “Scottsboro Boys” and as Aaron Burr in the first touring company of “Hamilton.”
He says about his multi-faceted career:
I’d been writing songs for nearly a decade, but my incredible wife, Cathryn, pushed me to not waste any time and follow that passion. I continue to love acting, stepping into someone else’s shoes, but this year made one thing super clear to me: We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so I had to really give it my all.
When the pandemic hit New York in full force, Henry had his own experience:
It was an amazing exercise in watching something grow through constraints–to know what’s possible if you have the right people supporting you. In the past I’ve been a really private person, but they gave me freedom to break my chest open, to get into conversations about self-discovery and vulnerability.
We love all the amazing layers in “Hold Me” from the grooves and funky rhythms, to the glistening warmth of Henry’s incredible vocals to the smart and poetic lyrics: “Hold me, just don’t hold me back.” Brilliant!
Listen to “Hold Me”, our Song Pick of the Day, and check out the fantastic music video too:
Photo credit: Rengim Mutevellioglu