New Single from Pete Kavanagh

In the Covid-19 era it’s become a daily struggle for many across the globe to maintain enough focus to function and not slip into the grips of the paralysing depression induced by such isolated times. Pete Kavanagh has just released his brand-new single ‘Hold On’ in a sincere effort to battle the issues from the front-lines of music.  Ready to provide comfort and catharsis by confronting anxiety and authority with the creative freedom, courage, and artistic integrity required to make a resounding impact on the hearts and minds of those who listen – Pete Kavanagh dives deep into the emotional trauma being experienced all over the world, encouraging us all to ‘Hold On’.

With our shared humanity threatened by the peril of demoralised times spent trapped in lockdown, mental health issues undeniably on the rise, and no answers to the many questions we all have on the horizon – ‘Hold On’ boldly dares to address what we’re all collectively feeling, and offers authentic solace to the soul through a mesmerizing Blues/Rock vibe that echoes the emotional tone of his words. 

Willing to explore the darkness in desperate pursuit of the light, Kavanagh has created a genuine tale of our times that fearlessly documents the damage the distance between us has established, driving the message home through powerfully expressive instrumentation that punctuates the urgency in his voice.

Sounding every bit on the front-lines of despair as anyone listening would be, wrestling with his own thoughts and emotions as he sings with a magnificent pairing of insightful wisdom and trembling fragility, Pete Kavanagh’s ‘Hold On’ directly addresses what so many are feeling, but cannot find the words to describe themselves.

A chilling exploration of the highs and lows of the current state of the society we share – ‘Hold On’ is profoundly haunting, melodically enchanting, and passionately performed; it’s the perfect combination of mood and music that captures & expresses the essence of the human connection.

‘Hold On’ is the follow up single to ‘To Hold the Red Rose’ which was released earlier this year. It reached No. 4 in the Irish Singer-Songwriter Charts and was well received, with airplay on RTE Radio 1, KFM, KCLRFM, Carlow FM, Dublin City FM, Blues & Roots Radio and PLAYIRISH Radio.  Both songs will be featured on his forthcoming album ‘Join Up the Dots’ – follow Pete Kavanagh as he climbs the charts & playlists with authenticity, originality & all-out stunning music.

Pete Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter, musician and storyteller from Co. Kildare. His style is best described as Folk/Americana. His sound invokes the vintage quality of musical influences such as Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, The Band and Leonard Cohen, but a contemporary feel that is unique to him, surges through the music.  

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