In her new single, ‘Hold Me Close‘, Swedish artist Jean Root sings about feeling inadequate and doubting yourself, and she’s not afraid to show vulnerability. Already from the intro, it pulls at the listener’s heartstrings, with echoed instruments and a beautifully fragile and distant voice calling out to hold her close.
The song remains honest throughout its message, and the singer’s expression is naked and authentic. In a world where many feel the pressure to show a ‘picture perfect’ surface, artists like Jean Root play an important role in showing that it is okay to hurt and be confused – seek comfort from someone else desperately and sometimes feel broken.
While the focus of the song is on its emotion and message, let’s not forget about the composition and Jean Root’s stunning vocals. This talented artist seems to sing it effortlessly, with her voice as a finely-tuned instrument to express the emotion she wants to convey.
Thinking brought Jean Root to our attention, Hold Me Close means she’ll stay there.