Paul McDonald Premieres New Music Video for “Hold On”
- American Idol alum and East Nashville-based singer-songwriter Paul McDonald has released a new music video for “Hold On” directed by Jason Lee Denton. The video was premiered on exclusively on Billboard.
Director Jason Lee Denton, who is McDonald's longtime friend, created Paul McDonald's previous video "Wildcard" as well.
The song is taken his debut solo album "Modern Hearts", which was released on June 1st. It was written by Paul McDonald and Lincoln Parish.
Paul McDonald said of the video;
"It was a little like a therapy session for both me and the girl, but at the same time it's a little tongue-in-cheek and over-exaggerated.
I wanted the video to kind of take away from the actual message of the song and put the listener into a different headspace."
- The album comprises of 14-track and produced by Jordan Lehning, featuring an all star cast of studio musicians whose resumes include Cage The Elephant, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Nikki Lane, Kacey Musgraves, and Buddy Miller, among others.
He said of the album in a statement;
“I had to take my life back and figure out who I was again. It took me a few years and a few hundred songs to get to that point.
Writing helped me a lot during that time. I would wake up every morning in a dark headspace, but once I picked up the guitar and started writing, I'd tell myself, ‘I'm back.’ And as I gained my confidence back as a human being and as an artist, I started writing more upbeat and hopeful songs.”
Paul McDonald is known a a contestant on tenth season of American Idol in 2011. He has been the lead singer of the band Hightide Blues since 2005, renamed The Grand Magnolias in 2010.
In 2014, he started a solo career and released the firs single "Bright Lights".
- source : Billboard