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Ryan Hurd Lets Go of an Old Flame in Emotional New Video for ‘Hold You Back’

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Rising artist Ryan Hurd taps into the honesty and pain that comes during a hard breakup in his new video for “Hold You Back.”

Sometimes the paths that love and life take don’t quite meet in the middle. In Hurd’s new clip, he’s shown sitting in the aftermath of a going-away party for his former significant other. Although the two spend one last night together, Hurd lets his love go on to accomplish bigger and better things. It’s a simple but poignant way to convey the emotional moment when two people take separate paths.

Hurd is the boyfriend of Maren Morris, country music’s biggest breakthrough artist in 2016, and a photo of them together is even used in the video’s imagery. But don’t worry, the happy couple seems to still be going strong.

“Hold You Back” will likely be featured on Hurd’s highly anticipated debut album. He just recently inked a deal with Sony Music Nashville, so be on the lookout for more new music in the coming months.

READ MORE: The New Nashville: Ryan Hurd

Until then, you can catch him out on the road with Maren Morris through February before he starts a support slot on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour. You can find a full list of upcoming dates at Hurd’s official website.

Ryan Hurd’s “Hold You Back” Lyrics:

I got drunk, you got drunk
We had sex, we woke up
Caught up in a thread count, tangled in skin
Now you’re checking your phone, he’s checking in

And it’s right now that I start to see it
All of the weight of the way that it is
Caught between what it means to start over
And what happens over and over again, but

I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you
I don’t wanna hold you back
I don’t wanna see you, I don’t wanna see you
I don’t wanna see you hurt like that
You had your heart in a cage
I’ll cut you loose, baby, fly away
I’m holding on to what we had
But I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you back

I get up, you get up
We get dressed, say I love you
Kiss you goodbye and I finally mean it
It took until now for us both to believe it

And it’s not like we got back together
We’re just coming back to the thing that we know
When you called it off, you said it’s for the better
That don’t make it easy for me to let go, baby

I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you
I don’t wanna hold you back
I don’t wanna see you, I don’t wanna see you
I don’t wanna see you hurt like that
You had your heart in a cage
I’ll cut you loose, baby, fly away
I’m holding on to what we had
But I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you back

Well, call me up if you ever get lonely
Call me up if you ever want me
But until then, I’m setting you free
And if you ever come back to me, baby

I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you
I don’t wanna hold you back
I don’t wanna see you, I don’t wanna see you
I don’t wanna see you hurt like that
You had your heart in a cage
I’ll cut you loose, baby, fly away
I’m holding on to what we had
But I don’t wanna hold you, I don’t wanna hold you back

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