Opening strong with the title track, ‘Impossible To Hold’ is reminiscent of the 80’s rock scene. Big vocals backed by simple, atmospheric guitar riffs leads to a stunning opener.
First off the rank is the beautiful and heavyhearted album title track “Impossible to hold” that builds against a James Honeyman Scott/Pretenders style chiming guitar bed. “We never touch, impossible to hold, I don’t miss much” as it leads up to the key change. It’s a splendid album opener.
The lyrically wonderment LP opens with the sonically engaging title-track that features soaring vocals from Martin, strong storytelling lyrics that will resonate with many listeners. The song has a stellar production and it’s a great start to the album.
As is the case with “Impossible To Hold”, or as I now call it; “impossible to second guess!”. This multi award-winning musician has seamlessly blended Americana, pop, rock and more to deliver an impressive album with hidden depths. A grower the more you spin it.….The dramatic and dreamy opening title track, “Impossible To Hold”, written by Christina, straddles an indie and Americana sound. Commercial, very radio-friendly, but uber credible, and one of the stand-outs of the versatile collection.
Impossible To Hold - Single
“Many can relate to being infatuated with meeting someone or achieving something,” muses award winning Canadian singer/songwriter Christina Martin in the wake of her latest video, “Impossible To Hold”. “I always daydreamed over meeting the great makers of the music I loved: Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Annie Lennox or Tom Petty. What I know about great art is it allows us to feel a closeness and connection that transcends the need to physically hold onto someone or something.”
Infatuation was the impetus for a powerful single that became the title track of her sixth studio release of the same name, out earlier this spring. “I had written 80% of “Impossible To Hold” with my head stuck in the clouds, and then took a break from the song,” she explains. “While touring in the UK, I attended a Carole King performance in Hyde Park in London. At the age of 75, she performed her most cherished songs with an undeniable strength and excellence.
“The experience reminded me of the power that music has to affect people so profoundly.”