This joyous ode to focusing on the light when all one sees is darkness was the song that provided the catalyst for the direction The Xcerts took for Hold On To Your Heart
. "I remember us saying in the rehearsal room 'this song feels like our spin on Cheap Trick and Rick Springfield
," Murray MacLeod recalled to The Independent
of the song's creation. "We had so much fun playing it and it dictated the direction that the rest of the album would go in."
"I think we used to be under the illusion that records need to be dark but life isn't like that," he continued. "Hold On To Your Heart
to me very much represents the light and the dark, because that's life, sometimes you're up and sometimes you're down. I think it's the first time we've been aware of that whilst making a record."