Coming off the announcement of Shane Eagle’s feature on the 2K Games soundtrack for NBA 2K23 with his 2018 hit single “Chocolate Milk”; the artist joins forces once again with Los Angeles based producer LIKE to create “Hold You”. Looping over classic piano samples and a distinct New York inspired boom-bap beat; Shane creates harmonious melodies as the introduction to the track and then hits home with heartfelt, heavy hitting bars. The artist explains that the message behind the song is clear in conveying what is important to him in this point in his career namely; love, inspiration and knowledge.
The sincerity in this subject matter and lyric is paired with the beat that compelled the artist to feel something nostalgic. The visual is therefore filmed in his “home away from home”, as Shane Eagle returns to a familiar turf in Dublin, Ireland. In this setting, he teams up with director and film maker Adam McPeake, notoriously known for his content creation for ILB Drivers Club, to shoot the music video.
In it’s entirety the record and visual encompasses an array of classic elements such as the crackling sound of the vinyl player over the piano sample, visual cameos of timeless Frank Ocean vinyls and classic BMW car scenes, all held together by a true love story, and finally titled and packaged as a gift to his fans.