Bartees Strange shares “Hold The Line” ahead of ‘Farm To Table’—listen

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In “Hold The Line,” Bartees Strange explores Black perseverance.

May 12, 2022

Bartees Strange has dropped “Hold The Line,” the latest single from upcoming album Farm To Table. The mournful track was written in honor of George Floyd‘s daughter, Gianna.

Strange wrote the song during the first pandemic summer in an effort to “make sense of what was happening in the U.S., his neighborhood and his community at that moment.”

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In “Hold The Line,” Strange explores Black perseverance and whether there’s any hope of escape from struggle other than heaven. Strange’s guitar punctuates each of his statements and questions with a plaintive cry, almost as if it’s looking for answers as well.

Strange also commented on the nature of Gianna’s forced maturation, saying, “I remember watching George Floyd’s daughter talk about the death of her father and thinking, ‘Wow – what a sad introduction to Black American life for this young person.’ It was painful to watch her grow up in that moment, like all Black kids eventually do.”

Farm To Table arrives June 17, with physical copies releasing Oct. 7.

Strange is currently on tour. See if he’s coming to your city, and get your tickets here.

Check out “Hold The Line” below.

Farm To Table tracklisting

1. “Heavy Heart”


2. “Mulholland Dr”


3. “Wretched”


4. “Cosigns”


5. “Tours”


6. “Hold the Line”


7. “We Were Only Close for Like Two Weeks”


8. “Escape This Circus”


9. “Black Gold”


10. “Hennessy”

Bartees Strange tour dates

05/13 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Block Party


07/03 — Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter 2022


07/04 — Cologne, DE @ Helios37


07/05 — Hamburg, DE @ Molotow


07/07 — Berlin, DE @ Badehaus


07/09 — Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival 2022


07/11 — Munich, DE @ Milla


07/12 — Fribourg, CH @ Festival Les Georges


07/13 — Rees-Haldern, NL @ Haldern Pop Bar


07/14 — Amsterdam, NL @ Upstairs @ Paradiso


07/16 — Leeds, UK @ Community Room @ Brudenell Social Club


07/17 — Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Café


07/19 — Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach


07/20 — Brighton, UK @ Patterns


07/21 — London, UK @ Powerhaus


07/22 — Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival


07/29 — Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival 2022


08/07 — Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium


08/08 — Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater


08/09 — Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater


08/10 — Dillon, CO @ Dillon Amphitheater


08/13 — North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA


08/26 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage


10/01 — Columbia, MD @ All Things Go Music Festival

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