Ready to hear the first single from Crystal Bowersox? Take a listen to the American Idol runner-up’s demo of “Hold On”:
MTV has the word on Crystal’s debut song and details on her performance for a group of executives from VH1:
The “American Idol” runner-up kicked things off by premiering “Hold On,” the first official single from her album. Curiously enough, the song wasn’t written by Bowersox, who has notoriously insisted she will have her hand in every album track. Instead, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger penned it with former “Idol” headache judge Kara DioGuardi.
But fear not, music fans with good taste. If those two names have you running for the hills, take a breather. “Hold On” is a devastating breakup ballad that’s both radio friendly and Bowersoxy. One only hopes the album mix stays true to Crystal’s acoustic troubadour sensibilities, because the track could very well sound like a Nickelback song if it gets overproduced with generic fuzzy guitars and schmaltzy strings.
The song definitely feels like something from Nickelback, but we won’t hold it against her. What do you think? Ready to hear more from Crystal’s debut album?