'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ Music Video now on YouTube

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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby Agent_Spice » 19 Mar 2017, 22:13

Samuel-Bennett wrote:Have people been buying it? I've not. It'd be nice to get some more info. Will there be a proper video? A physical? I don't buy mp3s so I'm not gonna buy this if a physical is planned. If there's no physical planned I might buy it. I've already got the deluxe album though so have the song (yes I'm aware that this is a shorter version)


I couldn't agree more. I felt similar frustration with the release of the Dear Life mixes when we knew there was a CD single coming but the track listing hadn't been announced. It seems counterproductive to spend money on a digital release when the tracks could be featured on a physical release. I don't mind supporting Melanie C, but I don't see why I should pay for the same tracks twice if I don't have to.

Unfortunately with some releases, the digital versions are often available for a limited time so if you don't buy now, you run the risk of missing out. So I always buy now and regret later. Melanie C is generally good about preserving her own releases, but even some of her related releases (Matt Cardle and Rev Run) have been completely pulled or restricted. Thankfully her prices are fairly reasonable so I'm not too perturbed about Hold On. I just wish we knew if there was a physical single coming so we could make an informed decision over how to support the release.

This actually reminds me of the release of Headlines when the track was available digitally for two weeks before the physical single was released (and one week before the Greatest Hits album). It seems like a missed opportunity to combine sales and have a stronger impact. No physical release has been announced and the featured artist revealed the single would be released sometime in April and now we have a digital release out in mid-March.
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby TeddyBear » 20 Mar 2017, 03:24

i only bought it because i didn't get the G/S/A version of VoM and downloaded Hold On illegally before
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Postby ForeverSpiceBoy » 20 Mar 2017, 05:51

I highly doubt there will be a proper video, b-side, remix, or physical release, let alone promotion. Hope I'm wrong though
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby Burberry » 20 Mar 2017, 12:44

The lyrics aren't on the official site nor on the web!!
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Re: Hold On on Spotify

Postby WhatTheHell » 20 Mar 2017, 12:57

BostonBeebs81 wrote:Well the Reason era was very simple too. Her album and single covers were a photoshoot but very stripped down (which I actually do like). This is like SIMPLE simple though.



Even though it was simple, the whole reason era had the same concept. Version of has the album and then the singles. I don't think is a bad thing, just not cohesive.
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Re: Alex Francis Interview: Hold On, new UK single, out in April

Postby HIMzone666 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:11

carlojosegomez8 wrote:
argispice wrote:Recently added on her MELANIECVEVO account ... :love: :love: :love:

I love this perfomance although I hope She doesn't consider this like the official video ... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:






Does this means that Hold On is also a single on G/S/A? :confused:


Currently it is not. Not available on itunes germany and also not on amazon
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Re: Hold On on Spotify

Postby PoshInMaine » 20 Mar 2017, 15:13

I have to say, I'm really getting into this song. I find myself singing it randomly ~ it sort of gets stuck in my head.
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby gingerboy » 20 Mar 2017, 16:22

Today on Itunes Spain I found that at the moment Alex Francis has two songs:

- Make believe (Released march 03th)
- Hold on (Released march 17th)

I dont understand why two songs and two weeks of difference
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby -Raul- » 20 Mar 2017, 18:24

Does anybody hear something different (album and radio edit), apart from the opening being shorter and the ending silence shorter too?

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Postby Samuel-Bennett » 20 Mar 2017, 22:29

I can't believe Alex is releasing his own single at the same time (near enough) as the duet. This release just seems like a favour to give Alex a bit of exposure. There isn't any love or commitment in the release. Every time a single comes out Melanie goes silent and posts videos of herself working out. She should consider doing and exercise dvd and get the attention for that instead
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby felx » 20 Mar 2017, 22:36

Samuel-Bennett wrote:I can't believe Alex is releasing his own single at the same time (near enough) as the duet. This release just seems like a favour to give Alex a bit of exposure. There isn't any love or commitment in the release. Every time a single comes out Melanie goes silent and posts videos of herself working out. She should consider doing and exercise dvd and get the attention for that instead


this

she definitely posted more videos of her working out than anything music related in this era.....
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby PeruvianSpice » 20 Mar 2017, 22:49

Why do we think Melanie C does this duets?

I don't think it's the Company pressuring her? I mean she's in her own label, right?

And we've seen her with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia the All Saints girls, etc... she could do a higher profile duet
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Postby gingerboy » 20 Mar 2017, 22:55

PeruvianSpice wrote:Why do we think Melanie C does this duets?

I don't think it's the Company pressuring her? I mean she's in her own label, right?

And we've seen her with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia the All Saints girls, etc... she could do a higher profile duet


Because that was the contract with Sony Music:

You promote Alex Francis
I release a special edition from your album
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby Red Boy » 20 Mar 2017, 23:05

gingerboy wrote:
PeruvianSpice wrote:Why do we think Melanie C does this duets?

I don't think it's the Company pressuring her? I mean she's in her own label, right?

And we've seen her with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia the All Saints girls, etc... she could do a higher profile duet


Because that was the contract with Sony Music:

You promote Alex Francis
I release a special edition from your album

Say what?! :dizzy:

Alex is NOT signed to Sony. He is an indie artist.

Melanie has already explained how she got to know him. Watch the Version of Me EPK or The Nightly Show interview from last week.
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Postby PeruvianSpice » 20 Mar 2017, 23:33

Thanks!! I'll watch that interview

But then that confirms it... (haven't seen the interview yet)... if she met him and was interested in him, why she didn't try for a duet with someone a Little bigger?

Obviously it's just conjecture whatever we say...
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby tiagohm » 21 Mar 2017, 01:08

PeruvianSpice wrote:Why do we think Melanie C does this duets?

I don't think it's the Company pressuring her? I mean she's in her own label, right?

And we've seen her with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia the All Saints girls, etc... she could do a higher profile duet


This. I would love Melanie c ft. Natalie imbruglia
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby ep7210 » 21 Mar 2017, 06:46

tiagohm wrote:
PeruvianSpice wrote:Why do we think Melanie C does this duets?

I don't think it's the Company pressuring her? I mean she's in her own label, right?

And we've seen her with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia the All Saints girls, etc... she could do a higher profile duet


This. I would love Melanie c ft. Natalie imbruglia


Mel should have been paid to do it and she wouldn't say no to the offer
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby DannyDirnt » 21 Mar 2017, 08:38

Well, for me it's never gonna be a worse choice than Dear Life, which for me was one of the least interesting songs on VOM :puke:

I'm a pretty nice song to listen to, even for people who have never hear of her. I think it's good for radio.
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Postby Luke S » 21 Mar 2017, 13:54

James wrote:That artwork really is a new low.


how is it worse than Anymore?

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Hold On cover is very minimalistic but it's still more than just a writing
All these new singles covers are really poor though – but I'm glad the album cover is really good.
I don't like the rest of the album artwork much but the cover and the most important.
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby PoshInMaine » 22 Mar 2017, 22:07

Samuel-Bennett wrote:I can't believe Alex is releasing his own single at the same time (near enough) as the duet. This release just seems like a favour to give Alex a bit of exposure. There isn't any love or commitment in the release. Every time a single comes out Melanie goes silent and posts videos of herself working out. She should consider doing and exercise dvd and get the attention for that instead


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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby spicyjellybaby » 23 Mar 2017, 01:11

If VOM could be described as anything it would be the sound of a dud firework failing to explode.

Such great potential and it just fizzled out. I don't really get it.
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby gaga » 23 Mar 2017, 09:44

-Raul- wrote:Does anybody hear something different (album and radio edit), apart from the opening being shorter and the ending silence shorter too?

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Arrangements are a different in some part. The beat is different. Radio edit has a constant beat from the first "Hold On" to end. You can hear it with Alex verse. The beat is not there on the album version (no beat at all)
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby mad_ad » 23 Mar 2017, 11:40

I saw some (UK) people on facebook asking why her new single isn't on her new album........ which is a very good point - it isn't like they're all going to check and see it was on the German edition.

Bit of a mess really... :shrug:
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby TeddyBear » 23 Mar 2017, 19:01

gaga wrote:
-Raul- wrote:Does anybody hear something different (album and radio edit), apart from the opening being shorter and the ending silence shorter too?

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:think:


Arrangements are a different in some part. The beat is different. Radio edit has a constant beat from the first "Hold On" to end. You can hear it with Alex verse. The beat is not there on the album version (no beat at all)

thanx for this :hug:
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Re: 'Hold On' (feat. Alex Francis) ☆ New Single - Download/Stream now available

Postby SpiceWonderland » 24 Mar 2017, 09:25

spicyjellybaby wrote:If VOM could be described as anything it would be the sound of a dud firework failing to explode.

Such great potential and it just fizzled out. I don't really get it.

Because Version of Me is only a fraction of what The Sea was.

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