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John Evans’ Latest Single Encourages Listeners to “Hold On”

Daniel Warren Hill

While highlighting the release of his March 4 single, “Dream Of You,” we gave readers a broad introduction to the music of North Wales songwriter and recording artist, John Evans, whose lifelong passion and commitment to music have inspired him to explore as many aspects of the music industry as he could access, including production and festival planning,

“Hold On,” the latest single by John Evans is a callback to everything we really admire about a classic rock sound while utilizing all the benefits that modern production techniques provide. Incorporating elements of blues, funk, and soul, as well as an interesting 7/4 time signature like Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” and the verses from The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love.” Inspired by boxing legend, Muhammad Ali and his protest of the Vietnam War, the visual elements of the “Hold On” music video help to define the song’s theme by highlighting Ali’s anti-war stance. Without these visual themes, listeners would easily form a connection with the track as a sort of personal anthem, encouraging fans to stay strong and firm in their commitments and continue to do the right things even when they are difficult.

With all the recent turmoil the world has faced over the years and continues to face today, “Hold On” is a song offering encouragement and context for the times in which we live while reminding us how the unique contributions of one individual can generate lasting change and inspire generations to come. 

Check out the music video below, or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre playlist on Spotify or YouTube.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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