Hang On

Album: Out Of Body (2020)


  • Needtobreathe frontman Bear Rinehart gave American Songwriter the story behind this energetic anthem. "'Hang On' is a song that was tough for me to write," he explained. "I'm a pretty serious person and the song is very nostalgic. I feel like I live my life looking forward but the song is a bit more about looking back at some of the beautiful things that happened in life or first experiences. But it's more than just nostalgia, it's trying to remember the energy you had - the innocence and vulnerability that made those moments possible. I think it's a real great reminder to us during these days of the world." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Noah - USA
  • Out Of Body is Needtobreathe's first album without founding member and guitarist Bo Rinehart, who left the band in April 2020.
  • With its arena-ready, empowering message about endurance highlighted with positive energy, "Hang On" is a natural choice to accompany ad spots. Soon after its release the song soundtracked a national campaign for the PGA Tour's Impact Initiative.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.

The End Of The Rock EraSong Writing

There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.

Michael FrantiSongwriter Interviews

Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.