Property Brothers Perform ‘Hold On’ — I’m Keeping Back My Tears It's Beautiful
Feb 16, 2021 by apost team
To most of America, they are known as the Property Brothers — the young pair of Canadian twins from HGTV’s wildly popular show of the same name. But as this story demonstrates, this dynamic duo can do a lot more than make good television. They also make music, releasing a track in 2016.
The talented twin brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, were born on April 28, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a father who worked in the entertainment industry.
From an early age, it was clear that Drew and Jonathan had a knack for big ideas and handiwork. At just 7 years old, the twins founded their own business. On top of that, the twins also helped their older brother James renovate properties, repairing barns, decks and fences as young as age 8. Fast forward more than a decade and the two twins were excelling in the real estate business, founding Scott Real Estate Inc., which offered clients services beyond buying and selling houses. The brothers’ ambition was to offer an all-inclusive realty service, which catered to clients’ consulting, staging, designing and renovating needs. Eventually, the brothers took their experience in real estate to television, launching the “Property Brothers” media franchise in 2011. Drew and Jonathan soared to fame, fixing up houses for grateful families and garnering widespread acclaim from viewers and critics alike.
And as if the brothers couldn’t be any more impressive, Drew and Jonathan showed off their musical talents in 2016, releasing the song "Hold On" and an accompanying music video on YouTube.
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It was a few years ago when they revealed they have another major talent besides property: singing. While it might not seem like these two have musical experience, Drew explained in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that he and his brother would often spend evenings singing and playing guitar with their family in Maple Ridge, Canada.
"We grew up on a ranch, spending almost every other day sitting around a camp fire, strumming songs on the guitar, singing songs with our parents," Drew told Entertainment Tonight.
Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?
The idea to return to their musical childhood roots and take their love of music to a professional level occurred to the duo while they were filming their special, “Property Brothers: At Home on the Ranch.” They had traveled back to their native Rocky Mountains to help an old friend renovate his ranch.
As they were filming the show, they were talking with a music producer from Nashville. They decided they wanted to record a song for the show that would be a tribute to the way they grew up. Right then and there the song “Hold On” was born.
The writing came quickly and easily since the song was so close to their hearts. The lyrics beautifully pinpoint one’s longing to return to a familiar and loving home — no matter how long one has been away.
"We're always on the road (filming for our show) and always away from home," Drew and Jonathan told Entertainment Tonight. "It really makes a difference when you're getting to spend that time with family.
“For us, it was most recently for Christmas. When you get to spend that time with family, it means so much more. So that's what we wanted the song to be about. When we were writing it, it just sort of rolled off the tongue, and we were already envisioning what the music video would look like."
The music video was filmed over an intense two and a half days. The first day started at 3 a.m. because they wanted to catch the light from the gorgeous sunrise. However, they also wanted to do the same thing at sunset, so it made for a long day of filming. The result was worth it.
"We got these beautiful shots in the homestead of a barn that was overlooking the ranch house, but in order to get the perfect timing, we had to make sure that not only were we there for sun up, but we also had to be there for sundown," Jonathan told Entertainment Tonight. "That was the biggest challenge while filming."
The video shows Drew and Scott leaning in the doorway of an old barn overlooking the ranch, strumming guitar and singing the song. Interspersed in the song are shots of various people returning home after a long time away, joyfully reuniting with their families.
The brothers’ voices blend in perfect harmony, and the simple, catchy tune and soulful lyrics can easily choke listeners up. It is a powerful testimony to the enduring love of family and friends and a reminder of how our roots shape us.
Fans have been loving the music. The Scott brothers recently released another single, “Let the Night Shine In,” and are working on a full album. If that goes well, they may try to carve out some time for touring when they are not shooting “Property Brothers.”
"I think we've decided we're going to see how our fans like our music — it seems like they're loving it so far — and if they continue to like it, we'll do more songs and when we get a little more time in our schedule, maybe we'll look at touring,” Drew told Entertainment Tonight.
If the comments on the music video are of any indication, Drew and Scott have impressed many with their many talents.
“Actors? Contractors? Singers? TV Hosts? Musicians? What else can they do, fly?” Alex Lauzon wrote in a comment that has more than 1,000 likes.
Elliot Rae Morgan shared a similar sentiment, writing “I quit. Is there anything they can't do? I mean seriously.”
“Was anybody going to tell me that the property brothers have a singing career or was I supposed to find out myself?” another commenter asked.
Since the Scott Brothers uploaded the music video, it has accumulated more than 6 million views, 30,000 likes and hundreds of positive comments from fans across the globe. But reading about the brothers’ singing career is no substitute for the real thing. Check out the brothers’ music video below and decide for yourself whether Drew and Scott should continue making music on top of their “Property Brothers” appearances.
What did you think of the Property Brothers' song “Hold On”? Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass this along to your friends and family members to let them know that the Property Brothers also have a music career!