JULIE HAIGH - Hold On To Love
At the age of sixteen, Julie Haigh began performing professionally as a solo guitarist/vocalist in local venues, then as lead vocalist/guitarist of various high-profile duos, trios and pop cover bands in Melbourne and interstate.
An accomplished musician—fifth-grade classical guitar with first-class honours for starters—Julie has graced some of Melbourne’s most prominent venues and appeared on Foxtel sports TV, performing the opening songs for pre- match entertainment, as well as singing the national anthem at many major boxing tournaments.
Julie began writing songs about her real-life experiences while painting full time. After many setbacks and getting lost in the day-to-day grind of working hard as a trade painter and as a professional musician performing on the weekend for so many years, she finally released her much-awaited debut EP, Never Too Late. Emerging from the travails of the day-to-day grind transformed, Julie has released Hold On To Love, the lead track from her EP.
Hold On To Love is a country-rock-tinged pop amalgamation of irresistible hooks, Julie’s emotionally charged vocal performance and a lyric that delves into all the complexities of defiant, determined love. As Julie says about the new track, ‘My partner and I were in a tumultuous relationship for nearly five years, but we knew we loved each other deeply.
We agreed it was a once in a lifetime love. He was, and always will be the love of my life. I wanted to convey one message in the song, no matter how tough true love is, no matter how many obstacles you might face, no matter how much love might hurt, the pain is worth enduring, there is such a thing as true love, and it’s precious, it’s irreplaceable.’
‘‘Hold On To Love reveals a matured sense of melody and narrative, transforming a complex emotional process into a relatable musical experience.
Hold On To Love contains as many finely-honed musical elements as it does romantic grit. As Julia says about her vision for the new track, ‘When recording the song, I wanted it to be pretty upbeat, with a bit of a country-rock vibe, something along the lines of Shania Twain, something you could maybe dance to, or at the very least tap your foot along to.’
But there’s more than just some foot-tapping going on—Hold On To Love reveals a matured sense of melody and narrative, transforming a complex emotional process into a relatable musical experience.
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