Three times Queensland Music Award winner, singer songwriter LT shares her delightful new single, Hold Ya - a sugary slice of heartening dream pop.
Soaked in nostalgia, the song is clever indie pop that showcases LT at her best.
“Hold Ya was written during a pretty turbulent time,” explains LT. “It's a story about two people in love, however through the struggles they've endured they begin to drift apart. Neither of them want to leave, but both of them are desperately seeking reassurance that the other wants them to in fact stay and it turns out they both do.”
The UK-born, Papua New Guinea-raised, far north Queensland resident, LT recently rebranded from Leanne Tennant. Already notching up some impressive acclaim pre-release, Hold Ya placed LT as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the Queensland Music Awards (Blues & Roots category). And LT’s last single Overthinker was part of the Slow Down Songs campaign last month, with LT one of ten Queensland acts (including Jungle Giants and Tijuana Cartel) who have donated their tunes to a Spotify campaign addressing road safety outside schools.
With the film clip for Hold Ya filmed and edited by emerging filmmaker and fellow Cairns local, Chelsey Johnston, and visual effects and animation by Annie Murray from Bigger Picture Animation, LT says “Chelsey had the beautiful idea of capturing moments of connection between people. Mothers and daughters, best friends and lovers all connecting in different ways. She messed around with the speed of the track during the filming process, which really signified to me the changes of pace we all experience in any relationship."