San Francisco singer-songwriter Maggie Gently, formerly of the Total Bettys, has shared a new song called ‘Hold My Hand’. Her debut single with Refresh Records, the track arrives with an accompanying self-directed music video, which you can check out below.
Maggie Gently said in a statement about ‘Hold My Hand’:
This is my queer take on the early-2000s pop punk crush song that I always wished existed. I am a very romantic person, and I love that cinematic romcom moment where your crush shows up at the party and you forget how to speak. And there’s this catharsis to saying out loud “I’m not afraid to tell you everything I’m feeling” even though, obviously, that is legitimately scary. This song and music video were inspired by songs like Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus, and then more generally bands like Avril Lavigne, Sum-41. This song is a lot of fun to play and I love living out that fantasy of like.. my band playing at prom night in that early 2000s movie. I shot and edited this video myself (with help from my girlfriend) over the pandemic. It was so fun to do my little MTV parody moment, play Mario Kart on the N64 (one of my hidden talents, along with trash talking while I play N64), and experiment with video editing.