Lyricist Jerry Collins has recently been captivating audiences with his tight blend of rock, pop, country and worship and his compelling storytelling that covers a variety of themes. While Collins has continued to maintain momentum in recent months with a steady stream of solid song releases, his latest single, “Hold Your Hands Up”, rings with a level of excellence that’s even above his normal superior standards. This time around Collins has been assured of an added a dose of youthful production to keep the track feeling bright and energetic from front to back.
“Hold Your Hands Up” bursts out of the gate with a fresh intensity mirroring the lyricist’s passion for music and ministry. It would be fair to remember that Jerry Collins, a FedEx Driver and ghost hunter, is neither a singer nor a songwriter. In essence he is a lyricist who finds studio musicians, to sing, perform and complete his artistic visions and put them into song. On this occasion the formula has outdone itself as the song has been achieving a fair amount of critical success.
To be judged extremely positively are the ratings “Hold Your Hands Up”, has been receiving on Reverbnation’s ‘Crowd Reviews’. Crowd Reviews recently adjusted their scores for “Hold Your Hands Up”, allowing the track to earn the coveted Reverbnation Featured Artist spot with score-line of 7.9 for a 97% ranking.
This is what Reverbnation tastemakers had to say: “Generally, listener reaction to this song was positive. When asked to rate this song on a scale from 1 to 10, reviewers reported a 7.9 on average, which ranks this song in the 97th percentile of all songs analyzed by Crowd Review. Most listeners rated your song a 7, and did want to hear your song again after listening to it once. When reviewing “Hold Your Hands Up”, the most commonly selected words were “Lyrics, Good, Vocals, Music, and Christian”. According to a sentiment analysis of those written reviews, listener comments were generally neutral. “Hold Your Hands Up” reminded people of each, and made people feel “Thoughtful, Relaxed and Happy”. Based on the results of this study, this song is very well liked, and is likely ready for promotion to a wider audience.”
“Hold Your Hands Up” is easily the best addition to Jerry Collins’ discography thus far. Overall it is a great recording full of emotional, worshiping, and soul-filling lyrics. The track follows Collins’ style from previous releases – thanks also to the choice of singer and music production crew, which has remained the same for a couple of songs now, lending consistency and cohesiveness to Collins’ projects which are slowly being discovered by many. This time around the arrangement has a fresh, uplifting sound and theme that keeps people’s attention.
“Hold Your Hands Up” will not only attract legions of new Jerry Collins’ fans, but it is sure to attract many more accolades for Collins and the song’s performers as well. The lyrics really solidify the idea for listeners that the world around them may be crumbling and falling, but they can rejoice in the fact that they belong together in an everlasting Kingdom that will never fall if they continue to worship, as the song goes: ‘Touch the sky, reach for the heavens, raise your vibrations, feel the love of his energy flow through your fingertips…”
“Hold Your Hands Up” is being distributed by DistroKid worldwide including iTunes, Deezer, Soundcloud, and Spotify.