‘Hold Me Father’ is a soaring and emotive orchestral, piano and vocal song by Louise Campion, that takes the listener on an epic musical journey into the heart of Father God. There are a number of goosebump moments and the beauty, depth and power of the orchestral score stands out in particular as something really special and unique. It is unusual these days to hear a real orchestra playing on a contemporary song, and this is what makes this song feel like a rare treasure.
The production of the song attracted significant attention and some leading UK musicians chose to be part of the recording. Neil Costello produced the song whilst Mark Edwards (toured with Katie Melua) and Julian Wiggins (film score composer) created the orchestral score. Dr. Noël Tredinnick conducted the All Souls Orchestra, and Lawrence LJ Johnson (Vocal Coach for X factor & The Voice and Vocal Arranger for Stormzy, Tori Kelly, Leona Lewis, Take That, Sam Smith, Westlife, etc.) arranged and performed the backing vocal parts alongside Tarna’Renae Johnson and Margo Michelle. Ali Berry (Associate Musical Director for The Lion King, London) created the LIV Choir arrangement, and the song was mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.
Louise also recorded a special version of ‘Hold Me Father‘ with the LIV Village Choir recorded by Niklas Fairclough in South Africa, to help raise awareness for the orphaned and abandoned children at the village.
“We’re so proud of you Louise, and the fact that you were part of our journey, now to be part of your journey is such a huge privilege for us.” Tich Smith – Founder of LIV Village, Durban, SA (and former South African cricketer)
‘Hold Me Father‘ has blessed people’s lives around the world and brought comfort, healing, restoration and peace to broken hearts over many years. This new version of this song at this time in history is set to impact people in a whole new and remarkable way.