Holding Out

Album: Magazines or Novels (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • When Grammer first played this song about saving his virginity for that special someone to his friends, many of them warned him it was too honest. "It's almost like they are reading a diary entry," he admitted to Radio.com. "It's uncharted territory which is really, really fun. Anytime you're doing art like that where it's like, 'I haven't heard anybody say this s–t.' Has no one said this because it's super scary and I'm going to get destroyed for it or because it's really awesome, new, uncharted territory?"

    "Anytime I hear songs that are so honest, whether they make the person who's singing it look good or not, there's a level of honesty that resonates with people," Grammer added. "They'll forgive whether you look cool or look like a dick if it's honest. There's something that rings true about honesty in music. That's what we're all looking for."
  • Grammer wrote this song with the New York rapper Jon Bellion, who produced the track. In our interview with Grammer, he said the song has "kind of like a reggae vibe."

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