BC-based musician Ben Arsenault has unveiled his new single and music video, “Hold On To You,” the lead track from his debut solo album due on December 2nd.
Known for his work in Vancouver alt-country/jam band Real Ponchos (as vocalist and guitarist), Ben is now pursuing a solo career in more traditional, roots-based country music, which he sees as a tribute to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Merle Haggard and all the great country music singer/songwriters.
Commenting on the single, Ben shares:
“I wrote this song on a road trip in Big Sur and some of the imagery, like the lonely rock in the ocean from the first verse, comes from that. The subject of the song, what I was holding on to, was originally the wheel of the Nissan Pathfinder I was driving. Then it evolved and became about relationships and how you have to be vulnerable to be supported by love.”