With his first new music in four years, English/Welsh singer-songwriter Angus Powell releases his gorgeous, empowering new single, "Holding Up The Heavy." Driven by a spacious, gently pulsing acoustic soundscape, and Angus' soothing, emotive vocals, "Holding Up The Heavy" is the comforting dose of healing indie-pop/folk that many of us desperately need in these uncertain times. Angus comments on the new song: "I'd like to spin it for anyone who's not where they thought they would be in 2021, anyone who's trying to navigate a way through and everyone who's 'Holding Up The Heavy.'"
"Holding Up The Heavy" has been in Angus' back pocket for a little while. "In 2019, I spent time in Berlin and fell for the city," he reveals. "I wrote this track on a spring day at a studio in Kreuzberg with two amazing friends, Christian Neander and Jem Seifert, who also produced it."
"But if there's any air left in these old lungs
Let's shout it down the valley
And if there's any hope left let's dig it up
Let's bring this back because
It's all on us, it's all on us
Are we holding up the heavy?"
With musical influences that range from Otis Reading and The Beatles to Motown and Jeff Wayne (Musical Version of The War of the Worlds), Angus landed on the musical radar of many with his 2015 debut EP Monsters and its moving title track and single of the same name. His captivating debut album, Before The Grey (2017), followed shortly after, solidly presenting his fragile, emotional and unique musical sound.
"Holding Up The Heavy" is reportedly the first in a string of single releases for Angus over the next few months. A new EP is expected for release early next year.