Danielle Haim is the romantic partner of Father of the Bride
producer Ariel Rechtshaid. "Hold You Now" is the first of a trio of country-folk ballads on the record to which she contributes vocals.
Speaking to Pitchfork
, Haim explained that she first met Koenig in Portugal in 2010 while she was touring with The Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas.
Eight years later, the Vampire Weekend singer started talking to Danielle about Father of the Bride
; he played her "'Hold You Now," and suggested "'Maybe it should be like a duet". She readily agreed to help and it was the first song they officially collaborated on.