The disparate opener to ‘Holding Back‘ immediately grabs listeners; something within timing of the piano and the glitchy percussion brings forth a command to dive in with both feet and feel the track’s intimate embrace. Lyves‘ voice acts as a guiding siren through track’s building intensity, fading in and out as if within a dream.
The song discusses the process of uncovering truth, and in doing so perfectly reflects the message it’s trying to convey. What begins as a quiet, timid piano track evolves through elements of soul and noir rnb before concluding in a flurry of layered strings and instrumentals. Somehow perfectly resonating the mantra that the more you learn the more you see (or hear).