Greyson Chance Speaks To His Generation in ‘Hold On ‘Til the Night’ Video
Greyson Chance‘s new video ‘Hold On ‘Til the Night’ is a black-and-white clip that attempts to inspire other members of the 14-year-old pop singer’s generation.
The video begins with blurry shots of the young star and a dirty piano underneath a dying tree. Images of Chance singing are mixed in with closeups of regular kids he recruited for the video. Director Dano Cerny claims the closeups are an homage to Andy Warhol’s portrait screen tests.
Many of the kids hold light bulbs, which serve as a symbol of hope and wisdom as Chance sings, “Run into the light, get out of your own way / Not afraid to fight, believe in what you say / I’ll hold on ’til the night / Hanging by a thread and not scared to let go / Thoughts inside your head that creep up to get you / I believe this is right / So I’ll hold on ’til the night.”
Near the end, Greyson stands together with the entire group of kids, who seem to have fulfilled his wish to find their way past the darkness and into the light. By the time it starts fake snowing, Chance has gotten his hopeful message across.
Chance himself said of the video, “It is different from anything I have ever done. I shot the video all in black and white and created something that was more artsy and uplifting! This video is about lighting up a new generation.”
Watch the Greyson Chance ‘Hold On ‘Til the Night’ Video