The Polyphonic Spree Raise Their Spirits on 'Hold Yourself Up' - Song Premiere

20-member Dallas band release hopeful new track

The Polyphonic Spree
Lauren Logan Photography
July 29, 2013 9:00 AM ET

When lead singer Tim DeLaughter croons about "Anticipation, all this frustration" on the Polyphonic Spree's newest track, "Hold Yourself Up," he probably isn't referring to the process of making its accompanying album, Yes, It's True. The way he tells it, the album — which contains the symphonic pop band's first original material since 2007 — emerged from a series of relaxed, unorthodox recording sessions. The group chose to produce the music in distinct stages, even taking a break midway to record a separate collection of holiday covers.

The Hottest Live Photos of 2012: Polyphonic Spree

Now, Rolling Stone has an exclusive first taste of the new album with "Hold Yourself Up," an optimistic slice of pop that features sprightly chimes and bells, plus the six-piece choir that has become standard issue on most Spree tracks.

"There comes a time when you must dance your way across the room to let them know you're alive," DeLaughter tells Rolling Stone. "This is the song you will see me moving to. I'm glad it's mine!"

Yes, It's True is out August 6th on Good Records Recordings, and is available to preorder on iTunes here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »