Dec 7, 2011

Holly & The Woods return with brand new single!

Holly & The WoodsIt’s been over 3 years since the release of Holly & The Woods’s debut album, “So I Rage”, and a good 2 years since they last released a single to radio, so it’s been a long wait for fans to hear some new recorded material from the band. December 2011 brings more than just a well-deserved holiday and Christmas-time for fans, but also the brand new single from Holly & The Woods, called “Surrender”!

Holly & The Woods started 2011 with 2 new band members joining with Darren Drawbridge on guitar and Lee-Jaime Havenga on drums, as well as a song writing energy that matched their live performance. Months were spent redefining the song writing direction and goals for the band, along with the recording process, and it didn’t take much convincing when Ryno Zeelie , guitarist for the Graeme Watkins Project, was top of the list to record with. After a showcase evening of inviting close friends and fans to pick their new single from 4 brand new songs they had written, “Surrender” came through as the clear favourite.

Produced and recorded by Ryno Zeelie at Figure Of 8 Productions studio, “Surrender” was mixed by legendary engineer, Neal Snyman (The Dirty Skirts, Plush, Karen Zoid, The Graeme Watkins Project, etc.) and the final touch added by Rogan from Lapdust, who mastered it.

Listening to the lyrics for “Surrender”, it’s quite a departure from the dark lyrics on most of the songs from “So I Rage”.

“While working on the new songs, we wanted to move away from the dark theme in ‘So I Rage’ and gather a more feel-good selection of songs without losing our trademark Rock sound”, explains vocalist, Melissa Conradie. “’Surrender’ is written for my ex and as songwriters we usually harp on the heartache of a break-up, but I rather wanted to celebrate how amazing the relationship was. We focus too much on the negative and don’t embrace the positive as we should. ‘Surrender’ is not just about relationships but also how we treat life in general.”

The band will continue the recording process in early 2012, with more singles to follow after “Surrender” and eventually a new album towards Spring 2012.

“Surrender” is available as a Free Download on the Holly & The Woods website, www.hollyandthewoods.com and the single can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/hollyandthewoods/hollyandthewoods-surrender
Lyrics for “SURRENDER”:

Verse 1:

I can’t remember, the last time I felt this good
And I will surrender, to staying in this mood
And I gotta thank you for making life this good
And  I know I’ll hold on to being with you…..

CHORUS:

And I’ll Surrender like I should
And I am high, no my feet won’t touch the ground
And I will fly, knowing I just feel so good
And I’ll surrender, surrender, surrender

Verse 2:

It’s all too good to, be true as it should
And I know I gotta, believe what’s here with you
And I know I’ll thank you, for all you’ve given to me as I’m growing
To feeling this good…..

CHORUS:

And I’ll Surrender like I should
And I am high, no my feet won’t touch the ground
And I will fly, knowing I just feel so good
And I’ll surrender, surrender, surrender

Middle-8:

Feeling like I should, like I know I would, like I know I could, like I know I’ll fly!
Feeling like I should, like I know I would, like I know I could, like I know I’ll fly!

SOFT CHORUS:

And I’ll surrender like I should
And I am high, no my feet won’t touch the ground
And I will fly, knowing I just feel so good
And I’ll surrender, surrender, surrender

END CHORUS:

Cause I am high, no my feet won’t touch the ground
And I will fly, knowing I just feel so good
And I am high, I’m holding on just like I would
And I’ll surrender, surrender, surrender…

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