“Hold My Hand” Is Goldie Vargas’ Bittersweet Breakup Song You Must Listen to Right Now
This week, I am honored to introduce Goldie Vargas to you, my faithful readers. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter, native to Los Angeles is known for creating unique songs that will move you to your very core. Her family was always supportive when it came to her pursuit of music since she grew up around artists. Having been raised in a family who loves classic rock music, Goldie has never been without an instrument. Goldie took her first piano lesson at the age of four, and it was this that set her on her path to becoming a singer, songwriter, and musician. Her songs are known for their free-spirited nature and transport you to an entirely different world. A place where the sun is warm and memories of 70s classic rock take shape
She’s now ready to release her latest single “Hold My Hand.” We’re introduced to a very melodic song, with a quiet start the rhythm is relaxing and soothing. Goldie’s voice is truly mesmerizing. Gradually we’re taken from a quiet ride to a complete roller coaster. The soothing rhythm is now explosive, with guitars complementing the tone change. The tune verses demonstrate Goldie’s struggles. Her lyrics show how she has experienced hard times but also her strength to keep going. The song shows her trying to keep her head up and move on. The chorus reflects her determination to say goodbye and move forward. The song is an empowering anthem that speaks to anyone who has experienced a difficult goodbye. It is a reminder of our strength to keep trying even in hard times. It gives us confidence that we can move forward and find the courage to say goodbye to a difficult chapter in our lives.
“Hold My Hand is one of my favorite songs I’ve written so far,” Goldie says. “I wrote the hook of the song in the car coming from creating the basic layout with my producer, Harry Eagan. We wanted to have a really big pop song that had hints of Maggie Rogers, 80s synth similar to the 1975 and Harry Styles with the girl pop anthem lyrics of Olivia Rodrigo, I feel like we accomplished that perfectly. The lyrics became pretty difficult for me to write after the hook, which came so easily. Harry and I wanted the lyrics to be perfect since the track and hook felt bigger than both of us. We challenged ourselves with how my feelings about my past relationship were being interpreted lyrically and I don’t think the song would’ve felt nearly as impactful without Harry pushing me as hard as he did. Hold My Hand, at its core, is a breakup song that makes you want to get up and dance. It’s very much like dancing around to your biggest tragedy. The lyrics themselves are incredibly heartbreaking but also empowering. I’ve never truly heard a breakup pop song that makes you feel like you can take on a mountain after listening. The lyrics from the hook are the best example of that: “Holy my hand, take me to a better place. I’ll learn how to stand on my own without you, I can change my plans, no I won’t forget about you.“
Hold My Hand might be a break-up song but that doesn’t mean it has to be a sad affair. Even in the saddest moments in our lives, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Just keep going and keep trying, never give up. It’s OK to feel sad and it’s critical to acknowledge your emotions. But never forget that life is filled with beauty and joy. Goldie’s music has brought a smile to my face and I bet it will do the same for you as well!