Holding On To Me by Jonathan Harrington


Acoustic warmth is not easy to capture. The art of singing atop of an acoustic guitar is one that might seem reserved to campfires, and for good reason. It’s very difficult to make it sound good in a studio environment.

Tulsa’s Jonathan Harrington is a Pop Folk craftsman, offering us another glimpse into his upcoming LP ‘TIME / PLACE’. ‘Holding On To Me’ is a song of self-inflicted heartache, and in that, it might have universal appeal.

Starting with a warm, lush acoustic guitar, reminiscent of Bon Iver’s early releases, that’s soon followed by a sweet, spacious and gentle melody, and a sparse drumbeat that utilizes a very boomy kick, and vocals that harmonize beautifully, making the whole song a very smooth and nostalgic journey that I, personally, didn’t want to end.

I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times… Cliches are cliches for a very good reason. They Work, and they work well. And the cliche progressions on this little gem are good proof of this. A simple song that features minimal elements to achieve great depths, and more importantly succeeds in making me wait impatiently for more from Jonathan Harrington in the near future.