Yola Releases Charity Song “Hold On” Featuring Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, More [Listen]

first_imgOn Friday. Yola released “Hold On”, a star-studded fundraising single featuring members of The Highwomen including Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby on backing vocals, Sheryl Crow on piano, and Jason Isbell on electric guitar. A portion of the proceeds from “Hold On” will go to benefit MusiCares and National Bailout Collective.The song, penned by Yola, was recorded during The Highwomen’s sessions at RCA’s Studio A and was produced by David Cobb, who also plays acoustic guitar on the track.Related: The Highwomen Return To ‘The Tonight Show’ For Virtual “Crowded Table” Performance [Video]Though it features an all-star cast of musicians, “Hold On” is something uniquely personal to Yola. The inspiration for the song’s lyrics comes from conversations the singer, born Yolanda Quartey, had with her mother while growing up. These conversations are all too familiar to any person of color who has raised a child, as her mother explained to her the systematic racial oppression that she would face growing up as a Black woman.“‘Hold On’ is a conversation between me and the next generation of young black girls,” Yola said in a press release. “My mother’s advice would always stress caution, that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that my black female role models on TV are probably having a hard time. She warned me that I should rethink my calling to be a writer and a singer…. but to me that was all the more reason I should take up this space. ‘Hold On’ is asking the next gen to take up space, to be visible and to show what it looks to be young, gifted and black.”Listen to the latest Yola single “Hold On”, featuring a slew of special guests.Yola – “Hold On”[Video: Various Topics – Topic]“Hold On” LyricsMama said to me hold onYou gotta be wise, hold onMomentary dreams can be goldOr water thru your fingersYou can’t holdBaby hold on to the things that you loveShow me who it is that you areNever let that feeling goLet it showMama said to me stay boldNo matter what they tell you girl, stay boldEveryone that seems alrightHas a soul that’s hurting,Deep insideHold on to the things that you loveTell me who it is that you areNever let that feeling goLet it showMama said to me hold onYou gotta be wise, hold onMomentary dreams can be goldOr water thru your fingersYou can’t holdHold onView Lyricslast_img read more

Still time to build on splendid idea of setting up solicitors’ building society

first_imgI saw the letter from Edwin Lee, reminding us of that splendid idea of setting up a solicitors’ building society. It was a good idea in 1984 and it is still a good idea. The loss of so many building societies has been catastrophic. This country was the envy of the world in having organisations set up with the sole purpose of lending money to people to help them buy their own homes. What could be better than a building society set up and run by the solicitors branch of the legal profession to assist their clients? Lloyd M Groves, past president and secretary, West London Law Society, Northwood, Middlesexlast_img