The Netherlands: Douwe Bob releases new anti-bullying song ‘Hold On’

The Netherlands: Douwe Bob releases new anti-bullying song ‘Hold On’
Sunday, 15 November 2020

  • Douwe Bob  who represented The Netherlands in Eurovision 2016 with ‘Slow Down’  , has certainly not slowed down meeting success on home soil and releasing two albums since then. Now the Dutch ESC 2016 representative has released a new anti-bullying song titled 'Hold On'.

    Douwe has droped the new single 'Hold on' which has a touch of country sound, delivers a strong  anti-bullying message, stand with the parents whose children have experienced bullying in their lives. 

    The Dutch act himself explains under the music video he released the story behind the song: 

    In recent months Douwe Bob has written a new album. “When I listened to the album I suddenly noticed that I try to comfort people with many of the songs. "Hold On" was written with a friend whose daughter was bullied in mind, which seems like the toughest thing there is. I hope everyone feels that when they listen to the music, but the best thing as a musician is of course to be able to do that live in front of the people. Unfortunately that is not possible now, so I decided two weeks ago to symbolically visit one fan whose child has been bullied in the past. In this way I hope to be able to offer a little comfort in these crazy times. ”

    Below you can watch the musci video of the song which shows a Douwe singing in a private concert for the family that has faced such unpleasant experience: 

    You can also listen to the  the song below:


    Douwe Bob in Eurovision 

    Douwe Bob  was internally selected torepresent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, where he performed the song "Slow Down" in the first semi-final and the grand final on 10 and 14 May 2016. He finished 11th in the final with a total of 153 points. He was the Dutch spokesperson in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.