Hold My Hand (I'll Be There)

Album: Imperial Blaze (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This guitar driven cut features American R&B singer Keri Hilson harmonizing with Paul. She is the only guest artist to appear on Imperial Blaze.
  • This romantic song, which has been dubbed "the first-ever dancehall ballad," reflects a step forward in terms of lyrical maturity for Paul, who is best known for his sexual party cuts. He reflected in publicity materials that on Imperial Blaze he has attempted to include different types of relationship songs: "Yeah, lyrically I'm kinda getting a little more mature with the swagger," he acknowledges: "Because, while with a lot of my songs - when you listen to them - the lyrics are just about me meeting a girl and wanting to get with her, I've aimed for a different vibe with this album. Where I'm looking at different concepts in relationships, different types of relationships, different periods of time in relationships…"

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