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24th Apr 2019

JOE’s Song Of The Day #773 – Baba ‘Hold On Tight’

Eric Lalor


Baba’s new single addresses the issue of mental health.

‘Hold On Tight’ is the first release of 2019 for Dublin singer-songwriter Siobhan Lynch, AKA Baba. It is a powerful song which will speak to anyone who has struggled with their mental health, something Siobhan has experienced herself.

She’s blessed with a classic pop voice, which is almost a throwback to the ’50s and ’60s and it contributes here to what is a very catchy tune. It’s a positive song, a call to anyone feeling low, to hang on in there.


With this track, Lynch not only hopes to be able to keep the conversation about mental health active but also help those facing the struggle to open themselves up and seek the help available.

“Sometimes, when you’re so swamped by your feelings, you can’t see the wood for the trees,” she says.

Clip via Baba – Topic

‘Hold On Tight’ is Baba’s first collaboration with producer Cormac Butler. Butler is a producer on the up after working with All Tvvins and Sean and Conor Price, as well as producing the latest single ‘The Answer’ for the brilliant True Tides.

You can keep up to date with all things Baba via her Facebook page right here.

Check out the JOE April Songs of the Day Playlist on Spotify:

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