Earlier this year Brisbane alt-country band Good Will Remedy released the moving single ‘Jay’ – the video for which had its premiere here – and since then they’ve released the single ‘Bleed’. They now have a new single, ‘Holdin’ Up’, and with it an announcement about their forthcoming sixth album, Sunshine State, which will be released in November.

The single, which is having its premiere here today, is an act of friendship – to the person being addressed in the lyrics, and also in that it’s a friendly reminder to the listener that small, mindful gestures mean a lot.

‘From time to time people, friends, family drop into your mind and that’s as good an excuse as any to reach out to them – text, phone call … whatever,’ says songwriter Will Lebihan. ‘I don’t think we can underestimate the power of a short reach-out – what it might mean to those who receive it can be invaluable.’

Lebihan is also the lead singer, and there is care and consideration in his vocal as well, which makes it sound like he’s reaching out to the listener to check in. It’s a song to share with someone you care about – including yourself – and in and of itself a way of connecting with the world.

Listen to ‘Holdin’ Up’ at: https://goodwillremedy.bandcamp.com/track/holdin-up

Catch Good Will Remedy making their debut appearance at Caloundra Music Festival held from 27 September to 1 October on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.