'Holding On' - Nightly - [Song Review]
The paradox of memories and realities co-mingling. This is the pain that Nightly conveys in their new single Holding On. This open-air synth lament talks of the pain and suffering that comes after a breakup. The smells, the visuals, the emotions are something that we all have felt so closely at some point, even long after these moments have passed. Lines like “In my sight, out of reach” nail the visceral hopelessness that comes when a relationship ends.
The longing for that significant piece now missing builds in complexity much like the driving beat and melody. We are finally left with an echo into nothingness, an unsatisfying, yet fitting end to this song of gut-twisting heartbreak.
As cheerful as this song sounds, take some time to get in your car and go for a drive. Roll the windows down and turn on this song. If you are heartbroken, maybe it will help you to do the opposite of what it says and let go of that pain... and if nothing else, it’s a jam.