A native of Missouri, pop rock band Hold Close have shared with us a single “Tropical Depression”, off their new album Time.

On “Tropical Depression”, guitarist Jessee Everett disclosed, “Tropical Depression is a song about being depressed in a relationship and how that affects it. It’s about how it’s not always the other partner’s fault, because depression is a mental illness that can leech onto anyone. It’s about dealing with that depression together. If you have a loved one that is depressed, you can’t just give up on them or allow it to swallow you. You’ve got to embrace it and help them through it. Or vice versa. The song can be taken a lot of different ways but it’s definitely not a break up song.”

Time follows up their 2017 EP I’ll Never Go Back. Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, State Champs) put a great deal of work collaborating on Time. Hold Close is an intimate, poignant, reflective band that brings together a reality we have all struggled with at a point in our life. They come from a place of love, maturity, hardship, death and familiarity.

Hold Close consists of vocalist Braxton Smiley, guitarists Jessee Everett and Charlie Edel, and drummer Marshall Martin. The lot have known each other since their days in high school, where they were once in different bands. They came together from collating through their local scene.
When questioned what he’d like fans to gain from the new record, Smiley expresses without a doubt, “Definitely the very first line on the record: ‘Time will always heal,'” he says. “Just give it time, everything is better. We all go through the same shit, you know. Whether it be everyday struggle stuff or family stuff or relationship or friendship or money or anything, it’s all good. Be positive. In time, it’ll just become how you want it to be.

Time is the band’s first full-length record, and is set to release January 18, 2019 through Hopeless Records. Pre-order it here.