Fans of Dan Sultan can rejoice at news of a fresh single, ‘Hold It Together’, another snapshot from the Melbourne singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album, which is due for release over the coming months.

Like the best of Sultan’s song-writing, ‘Hold It Together’ takes a personal tale and winds it into a larger narrative. This time a plea for solidarity, Sultan’s honeyed vocal explodes into a volcanic chorus, backed by a bristling gospel choir and a cleanly plucked roots-rock guitar line.

“With each other we’ll always have a home,” Sultan growls. What begins as a missive to a troubled loved one becomes, at the song’s peak, a moment of pure exaltation.

“It’s about holding each other up,” he says of the song. “You know, life can get really hard and things happen that we all have to deal with it. Shit happens to all of us, but you don’t have to be on your own. And sometimes it’s hard to remember that you aren’t on your own, and it’s hard to ask for help. But the song is about solidarity and strength: tapping into the strength of people who’ve come before you and people who have been there for you.”

The song is accompanied by a brilliant video that sees an animated Sultan singing amongst an eclectic cast of characters. Directed by the supremely talented Jonathan Chong from Melbourne production house Dropbear, the video marks the second collaboration for the pair. Dropbear were also behind Sultan’s award-winning ‘Magnetic’ clip.


‘Hold It Together’ is the second glimpse of the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter’s new album, his fourth, and follows in the footsteps of previous single ‘Magnetic’, which was released late last year. The song was recorded with his good friend Jan Skubiszewski, at Skubiszewski’s Way Of The Eagle Studios in Melbourne. Skubiszewski has worked with Illy, John Butler Trio and his own Way Of The Eagle project to create some of the most memorable Australian productions of recent years.

Sultan’s last album Blackbird landed at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart and took out the award for Best Rock Album at the 2014 ARIA Awards, as well as a slew of NIMA and AIR gongs. His new music sees him stepping out as the songwriter he’s always promised to become, with ‘Hold It Together’ a case in point.

Sultan has just finished up a completely sold-out solo tour for fans.

Stay tuned, more information regarding the new album will be revealed shortly.

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