Melbourne-based duo BANTA. team up with Jade Alice in new single “Hold” where they address the unchangeable physical dependency we have towards others. Admitting the helplessness of the situation, “Hold” feels both romantic and melancholic as the three tap into the potential toxicity of such relationship. The track is a slow-burning indietronica piece that channels vulnerable desire:
On their new single, BANTA. shared: “‘Hold’ is about a feeling of urgency when you need to be close to someone and have that physical reassurance. Sometimes that person may not be good or healthy for you, it can be both a necessity and a hindrance to one’s self. Inspired by personal experience, the lyrics capture an honest perspective on desire within relationships.
“Hold” is the first in a trilogy of new singles that the duo will be sharing, so stay tuned.