Billboard Premieres Video For HOLD YOUR OWN, Fist-Pumping Fight Song From Edward and Jane

Billboard Premieres Video For HOLD YOUR OWN, Fist-Pumping Fight Song From Edward and Jane

Edward Yesterday, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based folk-rock collective and Jane unveiled their beautiful new video "Hold Your Own" via Billboard. The track appears on their recently-released EP Too Early To Tell. "It's about my sister," Edward and Jane co-founder Timothy Carpenter told Billboard about the clip, for what he calls "a positive fight song" about persistence and overcoming adversity. "We wrote it just trying to encourage people to pick themselves up and keep moving forward," he explains. "You've just got to fight through some of the hell that life brings with it. We really wanted it to be representative of positive encouragement and positive light for somebody who's going through something rough."

The video illustrates that message by following a nine-year-old girl facing her own issues -- literally pedaling through them on a bicycle. Carpenter and wife/co-founder Emilie Creutzinger appear as kind of guardian angels, also on a bicycle, and at the end, they're revealed to be dolls that the girl carries around with her -- something inspired by Coldplay's "Life in Technicolor II" video. Carrying these dolls with her motivates her to move forward.

[WATCH "HOLD YOUR OWN" via BILLBOARD or YOUTUBE]

Too Early To Tell, a heartfelt five-song set, artfully continues the band's tradition of making folk-rock music that brims with honest lyricism and incredible family band instrumentation. The album beautifully showcases the group's palpable chemistry, harmony-laden hooks, and ability to make even the most stoic listener swoon, as they distill influences from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-esque classic rock to soul-moving gospel choir sensibilities. Too Early To Tell is a nostalgic journey to freedom that blends the bittersweet pain of departure with the flourishing beauty of independence.

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"When we began writing these songs, we had no idea that an EP would come from them. We started to see a theme weave itself throughout the songs we were writing and felt the need to compile them," Carpenter says of the record's homegrown, headstrong themes. "This record taught us what it means to transition from one season of life to the next, to live one day at a time and to cherish those we love. We have no idea where our musical journey will take us. It's been a dream thus far, and we look forward to what will come."

From the confidence-boosting never-give-up message of fist-pumping opener "Hold Your Own" to closing track Goodbyes are not exactly our strong suit, however sometimes they are necessary. Here is to "For a short moment we get to take a glimpse into the lives of those we meet on the road, and consequently, they get to take a glimpse into ours," says Carpenter. " feels like an evening of revelry and community shared through music. Too Early To Tell"Take Me With You," the uplifting quintessential end-of-the-night song, holding strong to those we love, and to nights that never reach their end."

On a mission to cultivate a communal environment at their shows where everyone belongs and feels like a necessary piece of the puzzle, Edward and Jane use their art to take listeners back to a simpler time-a time where music could steal you away from the worries of the world. With the help of Anderson, Indiana-based producer, Jonathan Class, Edward and Jane have found their voice and unique Americana sound. They have toured extensively for the last three years, landed multiple television placements on MTV and A&E, and have shared the stage with the likes of Mandolin Orange, Jon Foreman, Elenowen, Birdtalker, and Aaron Lee Tasjan. Too Early To Tell is available on iTunes and at Amazon Music.

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