Wild Pink have shared ‘Hold My Hand’, a new single from their forthcoming album ILYSM that features Julien Baker. Check it out below.
“I wrote that song right after my first surgery, about lying on the operating table where a member of the surgical team held my hand right before I went under,” bandleader John Ross explained in a statemet. “It sounds kind of arbitrary, and like it shouldn’t have been as impactful as it was, but I felt very comforted and wanted to capture that loving feeling in the song.”
He continued: “I knew pretty quickly that I wanted it to be a duet, and I’m super grateful to Julien for joining me on it. This was one of the first songs we rehearsed together as a band in the studio and David’s piano part felt great almost immediately. There were a couple moments like that in the recording process where a song just immediately fell into place as soon as we started playing it.”
ILYSM, Wild Pink’s fourth LP, is set to arrive on October 14 via Royal Mountain Records. In addition to Julien Baker, it features contributions from J Mascis, Ryley Walker, Yasmin Williams, and Samantha Crain. Previously, the band shared the album’s title track, which was our Song of the Week.