Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight

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by Hey Monday
     
 

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Given their emo-pop influences and powerhouse female vocals, it's hard not to draw parallels between Hey Monday and Paramore. Cassadee Pope serves as the band's centerpiece, howling lovelorn lyrics with all the marketable grit of Hayley Williams

Overview

Given their emo-pop influences and powerhouse female vocals, it's hard not to draw parallels between Hey Monday and Paramore. Cassadee Pope serves as the band's centerpiece, howling lovelorn lyrics with all the marketable grit of Hayley Williams while her bandmates pummel through power chords and group singalongs. Paramore's platinum-selling Riot! incorporated elements of hard rock, though, while Hey Monday go for a sweeter approach with their own album, which takes its sustenance from bubblegum pop melodies and well-scrubbed guitar riffs. Hold on Tight also benefits from the presence of S*A*M & Sluggo, the veteran production team that scored hit singles with Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane" and Metro Station's "Shake It." Writing in tandem with those producers (as well as guest collaborators Butch Walker and William Beckett), Hey Monday come up with a number of radio-geared pop anthems: "Homecoming," whose guitar intro borrows from "Hazy Shade of Winter"; "Set Off," an us-against-the-world dose of adrenaline; and "How You Love Me Now," the sort of sonic guilty pleasure that inspires teens to roll down their car windows and crank the stereo. There's certainly some filler here, particularly toward the album's conclusion, but Hold on Tight is still stacked with enough T.G.I.F. nuggets to make it an engaging debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886973195925
catalogNumber:
731959
Rank:
53899

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hey Monday   Primary Artist
Michael Moriarty   Bass,Group Member
Anthony Pleeth   Cello,Leader
Peter Lale   Leader,Viola
Clifford Carter   Piano
Perry Mason   Conductor,Concert Master
Warren Zielinski   Violin,Leader
Sean Gould   Guitar
Joseph Pepper   Guitar
Will Pugh   Vocals
Cassadee Pope   Vocals,Group Member
Alex Lipshaw   Guitar,Group Member
Steve Shebby   Bass
Elliot James   Drums,Group Member
Warren Zalinski   Violin
Michael Moriarity   Bass Guitar
Mike Gentile   Guitar

Technical Credits

Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Isobel Griffiths   String Contractor
Rob Mathes   Arranger,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Butch Walker   Composer
SAM   Producer
Bret Disend   Executive Producer
Sam Hollander   Composer,Programming
Matt Govaere   Art Direction
Sean Gould   Engineer
S*A*M   Audio Production
Dave Katz   Programming
Sluggo   Producer,Audio Production
Hey Monday   Composer
Kumi Craig   Groomer
Bert Disend   Producer

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Hold on Tight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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luvie_xoxo More than 1 year ago
Hey Monday is a very talented group. A female fronted band with lots of energy. If you like Paramore you'll for sure like Hey Monday. The songs are all upbeat and you just want to sing along. :)
ColonelGgegmen More than 1 year ago
If you like Paramore than you will probly like Hey Monday. Like Hayley williams her voice is full of power and the other members are also talented as well. The group is a powerpop band but could also easily fit under the pop/punk genre. you have go t check this group out there are amazing
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