With a first album in nearly eighteen years on the way, Joe Cassidy, aka Butterfly Child, has announced a second track from the album. Holding On is dream pop with a classic twist: something a reflective Richard Hawley and Jason Pierce might come up with, it contains harmonies, heavenly gliding strings, and a hint of old-time twang.

It’s a sad song, but one that smiles. As Cassidy writes:

A lot of songs are about past relationships – like most everyone, I’ve gone through happy and sad times, and you rebuild and move forward, toward the future, which is where the album title comes from. It’s like I’m looking for light at the end of the tunnel.

And as he translates this into a lyric:

Though we want to make it we won’t make it on our own

Because this love may not be coming home

Still we keep holding on

Still we keep holding on

Holding On is taken from the album Futures, out on November 27th 2015, on Dell’Orso Records.

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