The second single following the duo’s critically acclaimed 2020 debut album First Contact,'”Holding Me Like Water” carries the intimate sensations and poetic lyricism that have set apart Lastlings members Amy and Josh Dowdle as storytellers.
A riveting indie dance soundscape filled with soft synth melodies and light, rhythmic percussion complementing Amy’s sultry vocals, “Holding Me Like Water” is as intriguing as its predecessor, “Get What You Want“.
Describing the final moments of a relationship, Lastlings weave a tale of woe and heartache through sensitive and tender lyricism. Living in the sweet spot between live and electronic as they’ve always done so effortlessly, “Holding Me Like Water” continues to show the duo’s growth and maturity both lyrically and sonically as artists and individuals.
Regarding the track, the Dowdles commented in a press release that “‘Holding Me Like Water’ is definitely one of the more vulnerable songs that we have made. Amy wrote the song in 2022. It’s about a long-term relationship that is coming to an end. When that person has already let you go and you’re having trouble coming to terms with it. The way that they hold you just isn’t the same anymore and you just don’t want to believe it. The instrumental pre-dates ‘Get What You Want’ and was one of the first explorations into the new era of music for us. Moving away from the usual four-on-the-floor type beat felt like a refreshing change to what we’re used to and gave Josh a chance to play with different arrangements and placements of the various synths throughout the track.”
Stream “Holding Me Like Water” by Lastlings here