The somewhat enigmatic persona of LA songwriter Holdan is one that we’re still trying to put our finger on, but it’s definitely becoming more intriguing with each new release. His latest effort is “Bright Red,” a unique cross-pollination of genres, touching on pop, R&B, hip hop, and even electronic. Post Malone undertones can most certainly be heard throughout Holdan’s vocal dynamic, while also taking on a Bon Iver-esque singer/songwriter aura.
“I would go to all of these house parties and I would be the one in the middle of everyone dancing just jumping screaming and losing my shit, and you either loved that or you hated it,” says Holdan on the track. “It reminds me of my whole past because I’ve been loud and insane my whole life and everyone’s kinda looked down on me or thought I was weird because of it, and I try to not worry about it but I go back and forth between not giving a fuck what they think, but also to only focusing on what they think of me. So the song is just kind of depicting the mental battle I struggle with throughout every day.”
The young artist will release his debut EP later in 2019, which will also feature his debut single “Foggy Lake.” Keep an eye out for more new music from Holdan this summer. For now, enjoy “Bright Red” below.