Grammy Award®-winning duo A Great Big World – New Yorkers Ian Axel andChad King – who made music history with their mega-platinum #1 global hit “Say Something” (with Christina Aguilera), return this week with a brand new single on Epic Records, “Hold Each Other,” arriving July 22nd at radio, iTunes and all digital retail partners.
“Hold Each Other,” a timely and socially conscious track, is the lead single from A Great Big World’s eagerly awaited second album, arriving later this year. With this track, Axel and King explain, “We are hoping that we can inspire people, even just a little, to fearlessly speak their truth when it comes to who they are and who they love.” Get “Hold Each Other” here.
Adding to the impact of “Hold Each Other” is A Great Big World’s introduction of Arizona indie rapper Futuristic. Nearly two years ago, Futuristic’s hip-hop cover of “Say Something” (on YouTube) came to the attention of AGBW, who were blown away by the rising young MC. When the duo decided that “Hold Each Other” should accommodate a rap feature, they reached out to Futuristic, who composed his rhymes overnight!
“Hold Each Other” marks A Great Big World’s first appearance back on the scene since the 57th annual Grammy Award® ceremonies in February, when they brought home the gold for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their RIAA quadruple-platinum #1 “Say Something.”
“Say Something,” a worldwide hit whose video boasts 220 million YouTube views to date, was the highlight of AGBW’s debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.