It's beautiful, so warm, powerful and uplifting. I love it! I had chills listening to it and can really feel it for the film.
Hold Fast is a song for anyone who has been separated from loved ones or ‘called to care’ during the covid pandemic.
Inspired by interviews with NHS workers during the pandemic for a film ‘SOS’ by Wake The Beast. The lyrics reflect some of those stories.
This is a hopeful song full of love and is dedicated to people working in health and care.
Lyrics by Gaynor Winstanley
Music by Sarah Llewellyn and James Fox
Lyrics: Gaynor Winstanley
Music: Sarah Llewellyn & James Fox
The Tonal Ensemble
Sarah Llewellyn – Piano and Vocals
James Fox – Guitars, Bass and Vocals
Francesca Simmons – Violin
Lula Williams – Accordion and Vocals
Gabriel Williams – Vocals, Bass and Recorder
David Insua-Cao – Drums and Percussion
Jo Arnold-Williams – Vocals
Recorded by Sam Parkinson at StoneGate studios
Music Production – TONAL
Cover Image by Adam Mcguigan
Following the single release of the song we plan to record a future version of this with a CNWL NHS foundation trust choir that was set up during lockdown.
The song was performed live at London’s Hammersmith Club Society in October 2021 – A charity concert for Mental Health Awareness charity MIND, featuring Emma Wilson on lead vocals with her band and some members of the CNWL trust choir.