Yola has shared a new song, called "Hold On".
Sheryl Crow plays piano and Jason Isbell plays guitar on the track, which was produced by Dave Cobb. Brandi Carlile and her Highwomen bandmate Natalie Hemby contribute backing vocals. A portion of the song’s proceeds will benefit MusicCares and the National Bailout Collective.
Here's what Yola has to say: “Hold On” is a conversation between me and the next generation of young Black girls. My mother’s advice would always stress caution, that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that my Black female role models on TV are probably having a hard time. She warned me that I should rethink my calling to be a writer and a singer… but to me that was all the more reason I should take up this space. “Hold On” is asking the next gen to take up space, to be visible and to show what it looks to be young, gifted and Black".