Taken from her forthcoming album Any Shape You Take, American artist Indigo De Souza releases “Hold U” a bright and breezy celebration of love and the joy of just being there for each other. The track however isn’t indicative of what you might expect to find on Any Shape You Take. As the album title suggests De Souza doesn’t really fit neatly into any neat genre pigeon hole but expertly traverses a variety of styles. She can switch from danceable pop to indie to beautifully intimate folk-tinged laments to angsty fuzzed-up grungey garage rock in a heartbeat. Vocally she can be passionate, sensual, acerbic, joyful heartbroken, empowered, and resilient whilst addressing emotions in a refreshingly raw and unfiltered way. It’s a hugely exciting album and her first for Saddle Creek Records following her self-released debut I Love My Mom.
Of the track and video (below) De Souza says “I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, but that is just about holding space for other people to fully express themselves and to feel celebrated. Just simply seeing someone in their humanity and loving them. We are constantly evolving and we only truly have space to process our lives openly if we feel safe and are encouraged to love ourselves and celebrate our bodies. I am really blessed with the sense of community that I have in my life, and I wanted to highlight that in this video. Community is the purest kind of magic and can heal so much trauma and pain. We all just want to feel truly held by the people around us!”