Ben Kweller and Selena Gomez are not a pairing one would ever have expected to happen, but we’re quite glad that they did because the result, “Hold On,” is both beautiful and inspirational. “Just hold on ’til everything is far away,” they sing, their voices harmonizing well but not so well that you can’t distinguish between them. They apparently recorded it live in someone’s living room but you never would have guessed that if you didn’t see them doing it in the video. The bit of talking at the beginning of the song makes it obvious, too, though. As for what sort of song this is, well, it’s hard to say. We suppose we’d call it folk but some might consider it country or soft rock. In any case, it’s sweet and tender and we think you’ll enjoy it.
Published on Oct 9, 2014