In 2017, Gina Petro introduced the world to her alter-ego, HOLDN, with a killer single called, “BURN”. The dark pop singer/songwriter came back on her 23rd birthday to release her sophomore single, “LOSER” with the help of hip-hop artist Marcaux. We had another chance to chat with the up and coming artist and could not pass up the opportunity. Check it out!
HOLDN: It was dope! A few of my friends came over and hung in my apartment and we just drank a bunch of whiskey and laughed a lot. I played Bartier Cardi about 15 times. No one appreciated it as much as I did.
LM: Haha, that’s great! It has been almost a year since you released “BURN” and you just released your second single, “LOSER”. What inspired the new track?
HOLDN: Being fed up with everyone’s expectations of me. I understand there’s expectations of everyone in life. That’s just how it works, but to expect every human on this earth to live a cookie cutter life is a big no-no for me. I was meant to do things a little differently and if I’m going to be perceived as the exaggerated image of a loser because of it, so be it! Who am I to prove them wrong? *insert crooked smile here* Ha!
LM: Honestly, that attitude is what makes a great artist! What was it like working with hip-hop artist Marcaux and how does it change your approach to songwriting?
HOLDN: Marcaux is super tasteful and aware of the content of the song. We both have a different approach, but I think that’s what made this song work so well. All I gotta say to that is…”Couldn’t keep up, they thought I was Ye’s wife!”
LM: Ha! Not only was “BURN” a brilliant track, but you released a killer music video with it. Are there plans for doing a video for “LOSER”?
HOLDN: Oh, yes! There are certainly plans. This is currently something that’s still in the drawing-board phase, but the team is picked out and we are workin’.
LM: Awesome! We cannot wait! And now that the second single is out, we want more! What are you plans for the rest of 2018?
HOLDN: Only because you asked nicely, I’m gonna pack 2018 with a bunch of dope stuff. My iCal is filling up quickly, so I’m going to be a busy gal and loving every second of it.
LM: We grilled you the last time we chatted about touring. When are you coming to the West Coast? We need it to happen!
HOLDN: I might be coming to the west coast sooner than expected BUT we will see, we will see, we will see. Only time will tell!
Check out the brand new track, “Loser” by HOLDN featuring Marcaux on Spotify below and do not forget to pick up the single on iTunes now!