For his brand new mellow summer tune HOLD dives deep into psychedelic folk-rock. HOLD is the soloproject from vienna-based musician Gabriel Hyden, known from indie-psych-kraut-band VAGUE.
“Happy Alone” is a song about feeling indecisive in your social environment. The fear of communication clashes with your very social needs and while the walls are closing in on you, you make that final push towards connecting with friends. It’s a relieve to know that they are there. That they exist, care and sometimes feel just the same. After months of being isolated you long for experiences with other humans, be it family or strangers. It´s our very nature and only when taken away from us we get a glimpse of its value. There is a lot to be talked about, a lot to catch up with. You can trick yourself into thinking that you could be happy on your own. There´s certainly romance in it. You can take long walks, reflect, think. But none of this makes sense without sharing and discussing your thoughts with others.
“Writing this song was a very uplifting journey and serves me as a reminder that positivity is something that can open up a lot of possibilities”.
Hold is a music project by Gabriel Hyden. It serves him as a tool to express the different influences on his musical being. The latest work concentrates on classic songwriting and is inspired by music from the mid 70´s but also takes great inspiration from recent folk artists such as Aldous Harding or Weyes Blood.