UK country-soul singer Yola has shared a new song called ‘Hold On’. Recorded during the Highwomen’s sessions at RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb, the track features Sheryl Crow on piano, Jason Isbell on guitar, as well as Brandi Carlile and her Highwomen bandmate Natalie Hemby on vocals. A portion of the song’s proceeds will be directed to MusiCares and the National Bail Out Collective. Check it out below.
““Hold On” is a conversation between me and the next generation of young Black girls,” Yola said in a statement. “My mother’s advice would always stress caution, that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that my Black female role models on TV are probably having a hard time. She warned me that I should rethink my calling to be a writer and a singer… but to me that was all the more reason I should take up this space. “Hold On” is asking the next gen to take up space, to be visible and to show what it looks to be young, gifted and Black.”
Yola’s debut full-length album, Walk Through Fire, arrived in February of 2019. It earned her Grammy nominations for Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance, Best Americana Album, and Best New Artist.