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Colin MacLeod

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Colin MacLeod lives on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Tradition, community and the rugged ways of island life all soak into Hold Fast, his first album for SO Recordings, out now. From the plangent, spacious Americana of the string laden opener 'Queen of the Highlands' to his heartfelt love letter to home 'This Old Place', Hold Fast tells the tale of a man returning to the island where he was born after trying to make it in the world. Contrasting parts - Springsteen-style widescreen rock on 'The Long Road and Sleep', introspective acoustic folk on 'Made of Stone' and '33' - contribute to a poignant whole. And although it may sound like a story culled from his own experience, it is a work of fiction. It just happens to be fiction embedded in truth

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