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Approved: Indigo De Souza

By | Published on Thursday 22 July 2021

Indigo De Souza

Last month, Indigo De Souza returned with her first new single for three years, ‘Kill Me’. That song piqued a lot of interest and suggested that she has something very special indeed lined up on her upcoming second album, ‘Any Shape You Take’. Second single, ‘Hold U’, leaves no doubt.

Starting out with a lo-fi keyboard sound, the track eschews a traditional structure, instead shifting through different sections that build in intensity to the song’s euphoric conclusion. Where ‘Kill Me’ did a similar trick with some painful emotions, ‘Hold U’ arrives with a clearer agenda.

“I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, but that is just about holding space for other people to fully express themselves and to feel celebrated”, she says.

“Just simply seeing someone in their humanity and loving them. We are constantly evolving and we only truly have space to process our lives openly if we feel safe and are encouraged to love ourselves and celebrate our bodies”.

“I am really blessed with the sense of community that I have in my life, and I wanted to highlight that in this video”, she goes on. “Community is the purest kind of magic and can heal so much trauma and pain. We all just want to feel truly held by the people around us”.

‘Any Shape You Take’ is out on 27 Aug. Watch the video for ‘Hold U’ here: