After bringing home the gold for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their quadruple-platinum #1 “Say Something,” A Great Big World is back with their new inspiring single, “Hold Each Other,” featuring Futuristic.
Ian Axel and Chad King have managed to create a subtle, yet very powerful, socially conscious song with their new single. When you first listen, you hear a catchy, upbeat song with gorgeous vocals and instrumentals. However, when you go back and REALLY listen, you hear a man claiming his love for another man.
This single was Chad King‘s coming out song and he did it with such grace and dignity. He didn’t have to blurt out to the world how he felt — he just needed to write a beautiful song with a few pronouns switched around.
On the duo’s Tumblr page, Chad wrote, “What I truly hope for is that this can inspire others to speak their own truths without fear of judgement or rejection. That this gives those who have been hiding, like I was, a platform to celebrate who they really are and share it with the world.”
This song shows just how far we have come as a society and is truly groundbreaking for other artists who are struggling with the same feelings as Chad. We hope this is a concept that other artists will embrace and we suggest you take a listen to its powerful words.
“Hold Each Other” ft. Futuristic is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Check out the lyric video below.