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Best New Music: Ed Prosek – Hold On Tight

After randomly coming across the sensational Orange County native Mr Ed Prosek live for the first time back in September, which led me to no other choice than to have to write a glowing review because I was utterly inspired, it came as quite the nice surprise when I received a message from Ed on Twitter with the link to his new song – “Hold On Tight”.

This new and once again stunning single from Ed, which was officially released on October 5, is a beautiful pop-folk ballad that reflects upon his journey both as a young man and as a musician, and it focuses on how to make it in this world, and the certain people that help make that possible. “Hold On Tight” is a real honest, raw and powerful song that is driven by pure energy, enchanting vocals and honest lyrics that really seem to speak to everyone, providing a song that can be appreciated by people from all walks of life.

“Hold On Tight” precedes Ed’s forthcoming EP Riverbed that should be with us sometime in November and is a song that truly demonstrates Ed’s singing and song writing capabilities as he created the music, lyrics and the arrangement of the entire track, with Charlie Mclean who produced the single and helped layer and weave the array of instruments that create such a perfect backdrop for Ed’s pitch perfect vocals.

Ed is currently on a UK tour to help support the release of his new EP, which was kicked on the 2nd of October, at his now hometown of Brighton, and will be heading through Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry and many more cities until he ends up back in Brighton for his final date on the 16th of November, tickets for the tour can be purchased here.

Ed appears to be on the brink of greatness with his previous critically acclaimed California EP, his cover of “Homeward Bound” which was the soundtrack for the huge Cathedral City Cheese advertising campaign, his ever growing fan base and the abundance of support from critics and tastemakers alike. And now with the release of this new single and the imminent EP release, I am certain Ed is on his way to new heights, I just hope he will still drop me a tweet from time to time with his latest masterpiece.

Purchase: Ed Prosek – “Hold On Tight” (iTunes)

Words by Kerrie Lobb // Edited by Ayo Adepoju

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