Single Review – Hurts – Hold On To Me

Another day, another spacey pop effort from Hurts. Released just a number of days before their fourth LP Desire hits the shelves, Hold on to Me blends big sounds with a reflective theme. It’s still very much Hurts, despite the headier side to their style being explored on Ready to Go. Theo Hutchcraft’s winning vocals glide over the backing track, while the song is made smoother still with the bubbles of bass and the beautiful, beautiful saxophone, though instrumentalism very much takes a back seat on this one. Compared to some of their more recent material, Hold on to Me seems a little more defenceless, a little more bare, and for that reason I think it has the potential to be one of Desire’s strongest assets.
Ellie Chivers

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