Relationships Compared to Kinetic Swinging Balls in Dave Barrie’s “Hold Me Now”
Built around an expertly curated acoustic guitar verse riff, “Hold Me Now” by Dave Barrie talks on the subject of having someone you can always count on. The track acknowledges that there will be bumps along the way, as all paths have their twists and turns, but there will be solace in knowing how it’s always better when you’re with the one you find to best accompany your travels.
Born into a musical family in Brisbane, Australia, Barrie has had music running through his veins since he was very young. He is an experienced drummer, guitarist, bass player, singer and keys player, and his recordings are almost always self-written and performed. He draws influences from a diverse range of songwriters like Vance Joy, Bernard Fanning, Cat Stevens, John Mayer, James Bay and more. “Hold Me Now” in particular was produced by ARIA award nominee Stuart Stuart, who is well known for the big hit ‘”Geronimo” by Sheppard.
If you’re looking for an earworm to last for an entire week, than this is the track to listen to. “Hold Me Now” is perfectly catchy in this manner, and it does this by nailing the collaboration between its instrumental and vocal performance. Both bounce off of each other at just the right time and at just the right tune, creating an experience incredibly enjoyable to newcomers or regulars to the pop-scene alike. The melody is simple, yet charming in every sense of the word’s definition.
In terms of the song’s unique lyricism, here Barrie compares inseparable connections to those you love with kinetic swinging balls, precisely on the energy they create, how they crash at times, then learn to swing together again regardless. It’s a beautiful metaphor for the unpredictable nature of relationships, and the song brings it up as realistic yet fun to think about all together. There is no doubt in my mind that this track will win you over even before it’s triumphant chorus.