Chicago-based electronic music outfit Autograf have been pretty quiet on the music front lately, but they’re back now with a brand-new single, “Hold Me Back.”
Featuring a funky bassline, melodic hooks and the soulful vocals of rising pop singer John Splithoff, “Hold Me Back” is already a strong contender for this year’s song of the summer. “You hold me back (Only keeping me down) / Don’t hold me back (Over losing my crown),” Splithoff repeats on the infectious chorus.
In a message to fans on Instagram, the group announced that Love and Retrograde, their follow-up to 2016’s Future Soup EP, is well underway. “We know we’ve been quiet lately, but it’s time to drop our first EP in three years. We’ve faced personal hardships since our Future Soup EP was released, but it’s time we put together a project for you,” the post reads. “These misfortunes helped us grow as a group and reignited our love and passion for music.”
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We know we’ve been quiet lately, but it’s almost time to drop our first EP in 3 years. We’ve faced personal hardships since our Future Soup EP was released, but it’s time we put together a project for you. These misfortunes helped us grow as a group and reignited our love and passion for music. The songs we created in this dusk have brought so much joy and love into our lives. This creative catalyst has propelled us to construct our Love And Retrograde EP. The EP touches on our hardships and how we navigated through it. Our fans mean the world to us and we can’t wait to share our vision with you. The first single “Hold Me Back” ft. @johnsplithoff will be out this Friday with the rest of the EP being released over the next few months. Pre save link for “Hold Me Back” in our bio. Until then we hope to see your smiling faces out on the dancefloor. With love, Autograf ?
Although Autograf didn’t confirm when their new EP will land, fans can expect more singles “being released over the next few months.” For now, start grooving to “Hold Me Back” below: