I came to discover this song and the band while in college in Colorado. Sadly, Newcomers Home disbanded almost ten years ago, so this expression of Hold On is what I cling to. However, I have had the opportunity to see the lead singer, Katie Herzig, in concert several times and love following her solo career as well. In fact, at one of her concerts a couple years ago I had the chance to speak with her and tell her how much I love this song. She told me how much she used to love performing it, which made my heart so happy.
Oh, this song. I don’t know how to speak about it in a way that justifies the power and beauty it possesses. It reaches into the depths of my soul and breathes it out. It exposes the complexity of the fear and hope and love that I feel. It makes me feel calm and passionate at the same time. It is meant to be a part of my world and has surfaced once again as an important part to the start of my year. I LOVE this song. And that is why I want to share it.
Happy New Year!
Recently, I saw this video and was totally inspired. It is a musical flashmob that took place as part of a celebration in Sabadell, Spain.
Last night, I watched Brandi Carlile perform with the Oregon Symphony and was also totally inspired. During the performance last night, I was wishing that everyone I knew could be there for the experience and was also reminded and moved to share this video.
Music has so much power to inspire. In fact, it is indescribable, which is why there really isn’t much else I can say here.