Review written by Damien Harvey
ZACTHELOCUST‘s latest single, “Hold On,” serves as a poignant testament to the band’s ability to blend infectious pop-punk melodies with heartfelt lyrics that delve into the complexity of life’s challenges. Drawing inspiration from iconic bands such as Blink-182, The Offspring, and Green Day to name a few, ZACTHELOCUST successfully navigates familiar waters of the punk-rock genre while infusing their own energy and perspective.
The song immediately gets the listener’s attention with a catchy and upbeat guitar riff which, setting the stage for a rollercoaster of emotions. “Hold On” addresses the theme of unsettling changes, a topic that resonates universally in the face of life’s unpredictable twists. The lyrics weave a narrative of hope, unity, and the strength found in coming together to overcome adversity.
ZACTHELOCUST brings a raw and authentic delivery that aligns perfectly with the genre’s tradition. The lead singer’s voice captures the essence of emotion, conveying both vulnerability and determination. The chorus is a standout moment, encouraging the listener to hold on and persevere through tough times, creating an anthemic quality that is sure to resonate with a wide audience.
“Hold On” not only pays homage to the band’s influences but also marks ZACTHELOCUST’s distinctive contribution to the contemporary punk-rock scene. The song’s production is crisp, allowing each instrument to shine while preserving the raw authenticity that defines the genre.
In a world that constantly throws curveballs, ZACTHELOCUST’s “Hold On” stands as a rallying cry for anyone facing uncertainty. The band’s ability to blend relatable lyrics with an energetic musical backdrop creates a memorable listening experience. “Hold On” is more than just a song; it’s a musical lifeline, reminding us that, even in the face of unsettling changes, there is strength in unity and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
|ZacTheLocust – Hold On (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) BRAND NEW SINGLE Hold on. inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic It’s a song about unsettling changes, hope, coming together and getting through tough times. It’s a song that can not only be relatable to the years the world spent in lockdown, but every day life too. An anthem of hope for everyone! Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Kilby at Unit 13 … www.youtube.com