Hold On

  • Sad Robot is the Los Angeles-based trio of Katherine Pawlak (vocals, keyboards), Nick Perez (guitar), and Jake Hogenson (drums). An unsigned act, they got some attention when this song was played on the LA radio station KROQ and used in a promo for the TV show Bones.

    Pawlak, who wrote the lyrics to this song, told us: "Everybody always told me I couldn't write a happy song or an inspiring song to save my life. So lyrically that was my first attempt to try to write something that makes people feel like they can take a bad situation and make it better."
  • The lyrics were written before the music for this song. When they put a track to it, the song was very spare at first. "It was like a two chord song, it sounded like a polka to me at the time," Nick Perez told us. "So we took the song and I added two more chords to it, and then helped arrange it for the band. Then when we all started playing it, it turned into that. But the song in its infancy was pretty sparse."

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