The recently announced star-studded album Breakthrough, music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated motion picture, is due April 5th on Mercury Nashville. With the pre-order, fans immediately receive “I’m Standing With You,” performed by lead actor Chrissy Metz, and now, also receive “Hold On,” co-written and performed by Mickey Guyton; both songs playing prominent roles in the feature film. Pre-order the album HERE.
“Hold On,” written by Mickey, Karen Kosowski, and Victoria Banks, is the first of new music to come from the Texas native. Named as one of Country music’s “female game changers” by Billboard magazine, Mickey has been writing and recording new music this last year.
“Honestly, it was a God moment that this even happened,” shares Mickey. “We had a brief synopsis of a scene in the movie, and 24 hours to turn in a song. We took inspiration from the story, and our own personal experiences, and “Hold On” came together quickly. I just feel so honored to be part of this film. Chrissy Metz is magical and did an amazing job showing the love of a mother for her child.”
The soundtrack includes all original music and recordings from Adam Hambrick, Carrie Underwood, Chrissy Metz, Darius Rucker, Jukebox the Ghost, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Phil Wickham, Pigeon John, and Taylor Mosby plus special featured guests Kirk Franklin and Lecrae.
This soundtrack comes just ahead of Twentieth Century Fox’s April 17th release of the feature film Breakthrough. The movie, starring Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama), Topher Grace (That 70s Show), Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Dennis Haysbert (MAjor League 24, Allstate commercials), is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love and faith in the face of impossible odds. View the official trailer HERE.
Mickey Guyton (Hold On inspiration) OC: …came about. 1:13
“So, I had a meeting with my label telling them that I wanted to start writing for film and television. It’s just something I really wanted to do. And six months later, I’d got an email from them briefing me about a movie called Breakthrough and they needed a song for a specific scene. I knew nothing of the story, only that a kid fell through ice and wasn’t expected to make it through the night, and they needed a song specifically for that scene. All I kept thinking to myself I don’t have children, but what would I tell my child if I didn’t think they were going to make it. I happened to be writing with a woman that had two children. Her name is Victoria Banks, and I asked her, I said, ‘Victoria, what would you tell your daughters if you didn’t think that they were gonna survive the night?’ And she was like, ‘I would tell them to hold on.’ And that’s exactly where we wrote the song from, and we wrote the song basically as a prayer, because when you think that someone you love isn’t going to make it, the first thing you want to do is get on your knees and pray and let them know that you’re here and hold on to me. And that’s how it came about.”
Mickey Guyton (Hold on in the film) OC: …it’s crazy. :29
“When I heard ‘Hold On’ in the film, it was such a crazy, almost weird feeling. You hear your voice there and you’re like ‘Okay, that’s me.’ [laughs] and I didn’t exactly know how to feel about it. I love This Is Us and I see Chrissy Metz on the screen and then I hear my song in the background, and it was a really cool feeling and weird. I really felt weird. I just didn’t feel like it was me. It’s crazy.”