SoulTracks Looks Back: H.E.R. and Tauren Wells "Hold Us" on transformative song

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    In 2021, singer and songwriter H.E.R. was on an amazing run, no question. She was ubiquitous -- in a good way. From the Super Bowl to the Grammys to the Oscars, she was everywhere, delivering her thoughtful, generation-spanning brand of music.

    One of the hits during the year from the genre-bending artist was "Hold Us Together," the song she performed for the Disney movie Safety. But while many knew the original version from the movie, H.E.R. created a beatiful alternate version, taking it in a powerful new direction. Teaming with Christian singer Tauren Wells, she delivered the "Hope Mix" of the song, giving the song's reverential lyrics new focus.

    In 2021, singer and songwriter H.E.R. was on an amazing run, no question. She was ubiquitous -- in a good way. From the Super Bowl to the Grammys to the Oscars, she was everywhere, delivering her thoughtful, generation-spanning brand of music.

    One of the hits during the year from the genre-bending artist was "Hold Us Together," the song she performed for the Disney movie Safety. But while many knew the original version from the movie, H.E.R. created a beatiful alternate version, taking it in a powerful new direction. Teaming with Christian singer Tauren Wells, she delivered the "Hope Mix" of the song, giving the song's reverential lyrics new focus.

    I will trust in You and know that You are with me forever
    I'll confide in You 'cause You're the only answer that matters
    Even in the darkness, You will be my light
    Even when I'm hopeless, You will be my guide
    I will not be shaken, I will not be moved
    Even in the chaos, I know that You're good

    What was a contribution to an inspirational football movie was transformed into a song of praise for God, with Wells as the ideal singing partner. The tune was both immediately recognizable and entirely new through its metamorphosis.

    The "Hope Mix" provides a spacious backdrop for the two talented singers, who sound wonderful together. Check H.E.R. and Tauren Wells on this SoulTracks Looks Back, and enjoy this fresh look at "Hold Us Together"

    By Chris Rizik

    H.E.R., Tauren Wells
    "Hold Us Together" (Hope Mix)

     
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