Kicking-off what is to be an incredible year, platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, announces the world premiere of their emotionally-charged new song, "When Love Takes Hold" via HazelWorld: Sister Hazel's Global Gathering & Livestream Concert Saturday, February 27th. Letting their creative backgrounds shine, the intimate livestream will feature the celebrated Sister Hazel sound forged by 25 years of friendship and collaboration. The show will kick off at 8pm EST and tickets start at $20 with limited edition merchandise bundles available. The new single will be available for stream and purchase on Monday, March 1st. Find more information HERE.
"The beginning of “When Love Takes Hold" was actually written in 2015," explained Jett Beres, bassist for the band and cowriter. "We wrote most of this song in a very short time, made a quick acoustic demo, and there it resided in the vault. We always felt the song was a great fit for Hazel, and actually worked it up a couple times, but it never caught the magic. As we started to re-write this song five years after we had begun, our world seemed to be in a state of chaos, division, and hurting. As we developed this song in the studio and on the page, “When Love Takes Hold” became, to us, an anthem of connection, peace, and healing."
Co-written by Jeffrey East, Jett Beres, and Ryan Newell the chorus brings home a feeling we can all relate to and amplifies the power of the message:
Yeah, when love takes hold
On forever like it’s never going to happen again
Don’t take for granted that it won’t ever end
Cause we never really know
When loves takes hold
And you find yourself falling head first on a stage of a play
You never rehearsed you learn as you go
When love takes hold
"After some distanced rewrites, our producer Ben Jackson, Ryan, and myself, worked through a demo that we all liked, and it was game-on! We finally found the vibe. All of us tracked at our home studios with Ben at the helm, and viola, Sister Hazel’s first ever “distanced” recorded song!"
"When Love Takes Hold" was recorded at East End Studio in Nashville, TN by Ben Jackson and at Pulp Studio in Gainesville, FL by Michael Tubbs. Produced by Ben Jackson and Sister Hazel.