Highlighting Frew’s candid and unflinching brand of storytelling, “Something To Hold On To” narrates from the perspective of a vice latching onto an individual who needs it most. “This is a view point that I have always wanted to explore in my songwriting,” Alex Frew says. ‘It’s asking: “If my addictions had the ability to speak, what would they say?’ This song is a way in which I can navigate that perspective.”
Like the previous two tracks released from his forthcoming debut EP – “Get Out Alive” and “Antisocial Love Song” – “Something To Hold On To” grapples with the depression and anxiety that accompanies the transformation from young adulthood into adulthood. Because Alex Frew has always approached music as a coping skill to help navigate his way through life, his songs are incredibly personal and surprisingly mature. Documenting his experience with growth, change, self-discovery, confusion, unrest and dread by using honest and genuine emotions felt from within rather than looking back from a distance. Frew writes with an undeniable urgency, fueled by dark, dreamy production and slick, intoxicating hooks that propel the pure sonic distillation of adolescence in all its mixed-up, bittersweet beauty. The artist also recently released a mesmerizing cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” that appeared on the popular YouTube channel – Cover Nation.
The young artist’s music has already pulled in impressive support globally. BBC Bristol and BBC Guernsey have proudly interviewed Alex Frew, and the UK’s Mahogany Sessions released a live performance visual of Frew’s second single, “Antisocial Love Song” – watch here.