By Kaya Middleton-Grant
Hold On is a song that can mean different things to different people. I am someone who tends to carry her emotional baggage around with her. It sits heavy on my back and pulls me away from being the person that I am capable of being. I wrote this song to remind myself that true happiness cannot be found in the perfection of the imperfect world we live in.
This song has a lot of sentimental meaning because I wrote it when I was going through a pretty hard time mentally. When I was thinking about what to do for this year’s digital media showcase, I knew I wanted to incorporate music into my project, so my mentor and I decided to make a music video for my original song. We first planned the video so it corresponds with the emotion depicted by the lyrics of the song, then spent a weekend filming and several sessions editing the piece.