Story of Song
A kind of song that makes you feel at ease. USA Today talked to Glynne about it, she said: “It’s one of those songs that just kind of makes you feel at ease. It was inspired by my severe anxiety. Me and my friend wrote it together.” Jess then added: “It’s just about somebody being there when you feel insecure in a situation and that person is just there to make you feel better. I love it, it’s got me written all over it.”
In another interview with The Idolator, Jess talked about co-writing this song with Janee Bennett. Glynne and Bennett write most of Glynne’s songs together. Jess said: “I actually wrote it with Jack Patterson from Clean Bandit and this girl called Janee Bennett who iIpretty much write all my songs with. When we started it, me and Janee had this idea before we even got to the studio of the line “Darling, hold my hand” It wasn’t originally like, Oh we’re thinking country. But when we put the chords down and started singing, it kind of sounds a little bit like Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5.’ I later on realized that, but it wasn’t done on purpose.”
Released on March 20, 2015
Janee Bennett – Jessica Glynne – Jack Patterson – Ina Wroldsen
Warner Music – Atlantic
US – 86
UK – 1
GERMANY – 19
Debuted at number 1 in the UK for 3 consecutive weeks, also topping the charts in Belgium, Croatia, Indonesia and Scotland. In the US, ‘Hold My Hand’ never made it past number 86 on the charts. The song was certified platinum in Australia, Italy and the UK with combined sales over 720.000 copies. In Spain it was certified gold and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) also certified it gold for sales over 500.000 copies.
Artist’s age on release date
Jess Glynne was 26 years old.
Amateur artists covered this song on YouTube.