Yesterday, GRAMMY Award-winning singer Lauren Daigle released “Hold on to Me,” her first new song since 2018’s “Look Up Child.” The gospel-tinged song, complete with backing choir, has been featured on the singer’s live tours since that award-winning album but was recorded and released for the first time.
Although the lyrics, which include “Hold on to me when it’s too dark to see You (I’ll hold on)/ When I am sure I have reached the end” work as a song of prayer and dedication, Daigle also explains its a song for the community to come together for each other, even in the bad times.
“I hope ‘Hold On To Me’ reminds people there’s still good in the world,” she said. “No matter the circumstance you are walking through, there is someone in your life there to help you get through it. There’s something powerful about having people in your life that see who you are through the worst of circumstances and still choose you. ‘Hold On To Me’ is about all of us coming together and remembering that being with each other and being there for each other is what life is truly all about.”
In an interview with Apple music, Daigle also explained the song was written in 2019, before the pandemic. Now, it carries a deeper meaning.
“Twenty-twenty hits and that’s something that changed everyone’s life in some sort of way,” she said. “Having a song that reminds people that there’s still good in the world and that when people come together, doesn’t matter what circumstance you’re walking through, having someone there to hold you up even when you’re the worst of yourself.”
Since the release of her GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified album “Look Up Child,” Lauren Daigle has reigned on the Billboard Charts. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Top 200 Albums chart making Daigle the first female artist to simultaneously hit the Top 10 on both Billboard’s Pop and Christian Billboard Album Charts. In addition, the GRAMMY Award-winning triple-platinum crossover hit, “You Say,” became the longest-running No. 1 song of any genre on the weekly Billboard Hot charts at an incredible 116 weeks. Daigle has earned seven Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, ten GMA Dove Music Awards, and sold-out concert venues all over the world.
Listen to “Hold on to Me” below. The song is available on all digital outlets here.