Colbie Caillat is famous for a slew of pleasant adult contemporary hits that you find yourself humming along to while waiting in line at Target (“Bubbly,” “I Do,” “Lucky,” etc.), but her brand new single, “Hold On,” finds the beach pop songstress trying her hand at something quite different – and it pays off big time.
Unlike much of Colbie’s past catalog, “Hold On” is not meant for acoustic guitar sing-a-longs around a camp fire while the sun goes down, no. Co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder (the pair previously worked together on “Brighter Than the Sun”), “Hold On” features big, booming drums, an explosive chorus, and a killer hook. In other words, it’s exactly the kind of emotional, modern pop ballad you’d expect to hear from someone like Ellie Goulding or Florence Welch. And man is it catchy.
In an interview with Billboard this week, Colbie shared that she’s going to “branch out a bit” on her upcoming fifth studio album, which will feature everything “from pop to R&B to country to reggae.” Expect the new album to hit stores in March of next year.
Check out “Hold On” via YouTube below!