Holding On to Hell

Album: Blood to Bone (2015)
  • Gin Wigmore told the story of the song to Artist Direct: "It was eight hours into the session and judging from past writing sessions, you can usually judge how well something is coming together by how much time you spent on," she said. "Well, this session wasn't at all, but we kept writing [Laughs]. We kept going. We started playing this droning note on an acoustic guitar, and it began coming together."
  • Wigmore said regarding the song's meaning: "It's about holding onto the past and not wanting to let go."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.