SINGLE REVIEW: George Alice – Hold On 

Over the last two years George Alice has impressed listeners with an emotionally and vividly charged soundscape that has laid down the foundations for her major introduction to the world. Her debut EP ‘Growing Pains’ is slated for a February 18 release, followed by a national tour in May. But before then, she has dropped another euphoric yet vulnerable single. 

‘Hold On’ is a song that was written the day she wrote ‘Circles’ with Maribelle, and it has a similar energy and emotive grip to it. Beginning with a dreamy and moody aesthetic that is reminiscent of Vera Blue, she draws the listener in with her beautiful vocals intertwined with a melodic guitar and synth production. As the song builds towards the final chorus she adds drums which creates this euphoric twist that feels like an emotional release of the heaviness that was holding her down. 

Reflecting on the heart-aching idea of loss, she captures the process of grieving that sees us internally struggling with all of the collective thoughts and emotions that come with saying goodbye to someone. The most important sentiment is to always hold on, and that it gets better, and that’s what this song echoes quite beautifully. “Thinking bout your new life and the way you left me dreaming. Thinking bout the late nights, talking bout all that we needed. Maybe I need more time to figure out how I’ve been feeling” she emotively sings. 

George Alice Australian Tour

Wed 18 May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Thur 19 May – The Lansdowne, Sydney

Fri 27 May – The Gov, Adelaide

Thur 2 June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne