"Songwriting is still a mystery to me. Sometimes I think the song chooses who it wants to bring to life, rather than the songwriter making the choices. Hold On was a little like that. At first it was just a collection of feelings. A little bit of hope, a little wistful, a strong feeling of empathy. And as we started to play, the song connected with Mike’s chord progression and picking pattern and my keyboard pads, humming and singing, and simultaneously with the idea of writing a song to help lift up my friend who was struggling."
"The most gratifying thing for me as a songwriter is when someone tells me my song resonates with them, that it helps them feel something. That has been happening a lot with this song [Hold On]. I’ve been getting private messages from people that the song touches them deeply, which means the world to me. Some have told me that they’re listening to it on repeat and letting the tears flow. People who have lost family members or friends to suicide, or mental illness have thanked me for the song. And others just love the song without even knowing the original intention behind writing it."
Read Full Interview here: https://ballyhoomagazine.com/2021/09/22/34340/