san holo lead me back

San Holo bridges acoustic guitar and EDM with new single—watch

San Holo blends the best of both worlds.

February 21, 2019
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EDM-guitarist San Holo is teaming up with AP to premiere his latest single, “Lead Me Back.”

Holo’s label bitbird is prepping to release Gouldian Finch 3, and this marks the first track from the compilation.

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Holo says the song hits close to home for him, so much so that it almost didn’t see the light of day.

“‘Lead Me Back’ is a very simple song about growing apart and longing to go back to the days when that wasn’t the case yet, and the internal struggle of why that keeps happening to everyone I’ve been with,” Holo says. “I thought about not releasing the song at all because it’s a very personal song, with me singing and playing the guitar, so I literally feel like I’m naked.”

Further expanding on how open and honest the track is, Solo explains how the track came to be.

The entire song is built around an acoustic guitar demo that I recorded a while back but never released due to lack of confidence,” he elaborates. “However, over time I got more comfortable using my own vocals on songs. I’m a fan of combining different styles of music to make something new, [and] this song is a good example of that. I threw all sorts of acoustic and electronic elements together to create something that sounds like a little bridge between EDM and folk music to me.”

Check out the new song and video below.

Keep an eye out for updates about Gouldian Finch 3 here. Holo hits the road in April, and you can get tickets for the entire tour here and the Red Rocks show here.


04/04 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades,
04/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
04/05 – Chandler, AZ @ Phoenix Lights
04/06 – Chandler, AZ @ Phoenix Lights
04/07 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
04/09 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
04/10 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
04/11 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
04/12 – Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
04/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
04/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City,
04/17 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
04/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/20 – Dallas, TX @ Stereo Live
04/23 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/24 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
04/25 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
04/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
04/27 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Music Festival
05/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Music Festival
06/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Written by Collin Goeman