San Holo Tries to Take A Step Back and Breathe in 'One Thing' Lyric Video: Exclusive

Thorwald Van Den Akker
San Holo

It's been a wild year for San Holo. The Dutch producer's career skyrocketed with the success of breakout single "Light" in 2016. A music video release in 2017 gave the tune extra long legs, and he's followed it with steady growth on singles "The Future" and "I Still See Your Face," while simultaneously helping build the careers of peers including his buddies DROELOE with his bitbird label and its recent compilation Gouldian Finch. 

When your life is a whirlwind, it can be hard to keep your feet on the ground. Now, as he comes to the middle of a fall 2017 tour, he releases "One Thing," a light-hearted melody with a serious message that reminds us all to take a step back once in a while. Life is a chaotic, jumbled mess of endless to-do lists and constant up-keep. You've got to learn to count your accomplishments and enjoy the finality of a project well done.

“'One Thing' is about the endless search for something you cannot find," San Holo says in an emailed statement. "The ones chasing dreams know it all too well, more and more dreams keep popping up along the way. What is that one thing that is gonna make you feel content, in the moment? When you reach one goal, you’re already thinking about the next one, and the next one, and the next one. One day, I woke up and realized this feeling of chasing after something was probably never going to end, unless I changed my mindset. I’m still trying to figure it out."

The song's lyrics come to life as we watch San Holo emote to his own message, circling nothing in an empty hotel parking lot, lost somewhere in the great expanse of the United States. Finding yourself is hard enough when you're comfortable in one place; finding yourself as an artist and a man is only complicated when you're constantly on the move -- and yet, life is good. 

"One Thing" is out now on bitbird. Enjoy the lyric video and check out San Holo's tour dates below.


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