“Friendship and The Fever” is a more urgent track then the previously covered “Speaking in Tongues”. Holden Laurence provides a performance of lyrics that sing with a more ambiguous and depressed feel. Lyrically the song speaks a bit more to empty rooms and things being all the same. The bridge is a hard hitting and aggressive half time breakdown that is almost similar to a beat you’d hear at warped tour but with Holden Laurence’s own style.
HOLDEN LAURENCE ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM, REWIRE; RELEASE SHOW AT MAHALL’S
Cleveland Indie/Alternative artist Holden Laurence is set to release his sophomore album,Rewire, on May 10th, 2019, and will celebrate with a release show at Mahall’s on May 17th alongside Niights and Punch Drunk Tagalongs.
On his debut, Wild Empty Promises, Holden Laurence burst onto the Cleveland music scene and garnered widespread praise for his unique combination of 80s Alternative and vivid, vulnerable songwriting.
“Wild Empty Promises is a fantastic debut that blends Mope-rock, Post-punk and New Wave deftly… with its bittersweet tone and cinematic delivery.” – Cleveland Scene Magazine
On Rewire, Holden expands his musical and emotional palettes with walls of synths and glassy guitars, driving grooves, and songwriting that is equal parts eloquent and visceral. The textures are more lush, the drums more bombastic, and the sonic landscapes more vast. While songs like “Shadows of Old Love” and “Mary Magdalene,” are natural extensions of Wild Empty Promises, Holden broadens his creative scope with the infectious road-trip rush of “Speaking in Tongues,” and the heartbreaking honesty of “Rewire” and “Roses and a Romeo Mask.”
“Whether you’re falling in or out of love, or staring dreamily at the stars knowing he, she, ze or they are out there looking for you too, the songs on Rewire will fill your mixtapes and playlists with plenty of edgy, melodic, romantic, and darkly epic earworms.” – Popdose
“An Indie Pop/Rock classic.” – American Pancake