When Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson premiered their hit single ‘Just Hold On’ in December of 2016, it became an instant staple to the music industry itself. The song was hopeful, inspirational, and emotional – over a backbeat that made you want to dance. Some fans took to social media and said this was the first song that made them want to cry at the same time that it made them want to move.
The song was first performed on The X Factor stage as an homage to Louis’ mother Johannah days after her passing, and for that reason and because of Louis and Steve’s talent, fans made it their mission to get the track the recognition it deserved. In true One Direction fan fashion, they made it happen.
The song also got recognition from other people in the music industry and it’s been used in award shows, on red carpet pre-shows, and on morning shows where a different audience has been able to hear it. It’s also been remade by other artists who loved the song as much as the fans did. Two weeks ago, two remixes of the track were released, and they were awesome.
Now, there are two more remixes of the tune and they’ve been making their way around social media for the last few days. Steve has been a massive fan of the remixes as he’s shared them on his social media and promoted the artists behind them. It seems that Steve is one of the most supportive people in the music industry, and we’re glad his path crossed with Louis’.
The first by Bad Royale – a version with a dreamy beat, exaggerated vocals, and a dancey change in tempo when the chorus kicks in. It’s a remix you’ll likely hear in clubs and on playlists this spring and summer.
The other by Two Friends Music is a hit as well. The beat is a bit dreamy as well, in a totally different way. This one is slowed down in a way the other remixes haven’t been yet. It’s subtle but it fits nicely with the original version. Nothing overpowered what Steve and Louis created.
Have you listened to the remixes of Just Hold On yet? Which one is your favorite? Tweet us at CelebMix and let us know.