Pop-rock Band CAEZAR Announce Debut EP, Share Single ‘Hold On’'
CAEZAR have announced their much-anticipated debut EP ‘HAIL!’ and have just shared their exciting new single with the world, titled ‘Hold On’. Born and bred in the UK, CAEZAR will be releasing their new EP via RG Records, with the help of producer Justin Broad, who has produced for massive successes such as Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Izzy Bizu and Corinne Bailey Rae. The debut EP has been mastered by another sound engineering legend, Stuart Hawkes, who’s resume lists work with impressive musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Clean Bandit and Rudimental.
The two founding members of CAEZAR, Chris Quiqley and Rich Gills decided to seriously pursue their career in music when the pair found themselves both suffering from sports injuries that made them unable to carry on playing for their beloved rugby club. When Zoe joined the band in 2017, the trio really blossomed. Her soft synths and sweet-as-honey backing vocals helped build on the unique crossover of pop, indie and rock elements that make up the band’s special sound.
The band’s mix of skillfully-played live instruments and expertly produced electronic beats coupled with strong, melodic lead vocals creates an impressively versatile sound. ‘Hold On’ has serious themes within its subtext but still manages to create an uplifting, anthemic mood, with a dash of funk thrown in, much like the work of Will Heard. The band explained that, “Just because you love someone, doesn't mean it's right. ‘Hold On’ was written out of the conflicted feelings of breaking up with someone who you still love,” a mood which is definitely tangible in the song. The track is upbeat and danceable, but there is a clear thoughtfulness in the lyricism and delivery of ‘Hold On’