The Marías return to share their first song and video of the decade. “Hold It Together”, directed by Bethany Vargas, is a surreal, Lynchian visual that features lush red velvet and reflective orbs that seem to have a life and magnetism of their own. The video pairs well with the other-worldly tone conjured up in “Hold It Together”, which relies on The Marías masterful command of atmospheric production and enveloping ethereal hooks.
María shares about the making of the song and video, “Josh and I started writing ‘Hold it Together’ in our van while on tour and finished it in the middle of an empty desert a couple months later. At the time the song was written, we were knees deep in nonstop touring, and all we wanted to do was slow down, enjoy each other’s company and have some time alone. As an introvert on tour and the only woman in a band, I was extremely anxious and stressed during this time. I think the song represents my inner turmoil. We also wanted the video to represent this as well. Bethany’s concept captured it beautifully. The chrome balls, from my perspective, almost represented my brain. I wanted to console it and hold it, but at times, it got too much for me to bear and it spiraled out of control.”
Alongside the new track The Marías have announced they’ll be playing Frost Music & Arts Festival this year alongside Mac DeMarco on May 16th. The Marías have also been included in Fender’s prestigious artist development program, Fender Next.