February 19th, 2020 9pm Stage 2
Celebrating Rockwood Music Hall’s 15-Year Anniversary!
Greg Holden is an accomplished musician with a myriad of talents, but his unending perseverance, selflessness, and sincerity stand out.
The British-raised, LA-based singer/songwriter has garnered recognition as an independent artist for the past several years and is likely best known for writing American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ hit debut single, “Home.”
After nearly three years, Holden jumped back in the ring with his impressive new single, “On The Run,” produced by the iconic Butch Walker. The uplifting anthem is complete with catchy hooks that seamlessly mesh with Holden’s strong, heartfelt vocals.
“The Power Shift” follows “On The Run,” and the political, call-to-action earworm is arguably one of Holden’s most important efforts to date. Although there was no singular event or figure who inspired him to pen the song, he calls out the widespread inequality many Americans endure at the hands of those in power. Ultimately, “The Power Shift” demands fair treatment for all, no matter their race, gender, sexuality, or socioeconomic status. It’s upbeat and catchy, yet meaningful and relevant, and an example of how the intersection of music and politics can be an impactful tool to incite change.
Needless to say, Greg Holden is an artist to watch in 2018, with his forthcoming EP expected later this year.