‘Just Hold On’ – Louis Tomlinson And Steve Aoki

In a moving tribute to his late mother, Johannah Deakin, who died last week, Louis Tomlinson returned to X Factor on Saturday night in a debut performance of his song, ‘Just Hold On’, which he has released with electro house musician and producer, Steve Aoki.

The song, written by Tomlinson and Aoki, along with Eric Rosse, Sasha Sloan, and Sir Nolan, was also produced by Steve, who accompanied Louis on stage.

Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki perform Just Hold on! | Finals | The X Factor UK 2016

Johannah Deakin lost her battle with leukaemia on Wednesday, but had wished for Louis to go ahead with the performance. When news broke of her death, the lyrics to ‘Just Hold On’ took on a whole more poignant significance, with lines including,

“It’s not over ’til it’s all been said‬
‪It’s not over ’til your dying breath‬
‪So what do you want them to say when you’re gone?‬
‪That you gave up or that you kept going on?‬”


“The sun goes down and it comes back up‬
‪The world it turns no matter what‬
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh, if it all goes wrong
Darling, just hold on”

‘Just Hold On’ is currently in the number 1 spot on the charts in 36 countries, and is available to download and stream here.

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