Building on her previous track record, Judy Granville's forthcoming single, HOLD ON, is on release via Horus Music. HOLD ON brings us an irresistible rock/dance rhythm that develops and builds to a final upbeat chorus. In timely fashion, the lyric was written to provide optimism in uncertain times: “Hold on / Don’t look down / We will all meet / We will come around”.
Judy Granville - Hold On (Dan Thomas Neon Wolf Radio Edit) - 10A - 110 Pop Dance
Judy Granville - Hold On (Original Mix) - 10A - 80 Pop
HOLD ON is the third release in advance of Judy’s new album, eponymously named GRANVILLE, to be available later in ’23. And just for enjoyment Judy also supplies us with a sublime remix of HOLD ON, to be simultaneously released along with the original. The remix, a compulsive sound cocktail featuring Dan Thomas & Neon Wolf, transports us back to the disco dance world of synthwave.
HOLD ON follows on from Judy’s previous release, I’LL SURVIVE, a song that encapsulates defiant punk spirit in the face of rejection. As she tells us, “I’ll survive, I will recover / Gimme high five, I’ll find another lover”! The song achieved inclusion in Apple Music's editorial playlist NEW TO ROCK, plus numerous Spotify and international playlists.
Judy’s earlier releases include her anthemic song, HIDE AWAY. Delivered with characteristic addictive beat, the track is nonetheless a sober reflection on the global predicament of lockdown and the invasion of the pandemic: “Dark force, hidden and hungry / Moves among us, combing the streets...”. HIDE AWAY featured on BBC Radio 3's Private Passions on Boxing Day 2021 as one of the choices of guest celebrity chef Valentina Harris.
Judy is one of a rare breed of singer-songwriters who began performing and producing records in their sixties. Upon retiring and moving from London to Brighton, following in the footsteps of many musicians who have made that city their home, she pretty soon found herself acquiring an electric guitar. What emerged was a prolific singer-songwriter. Proving herself an original rocker, her vocal style could perhaps evoke Grace Slick, but you might say her songs cross soul with folk, rock and the odd injection of punk. Her influences include Stevie Nicks, Richard Thompson, Lianne La Havas, Bon Iver and Aldous Harding. Judy's songs continue to be aired on numerous local radio stations and she has recently featured in a gig recorded live with her band on The SoundLab.