"Hold Tight" is a song by Madonna from her thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart. It was released as the first promotional single and fourth overall single from the album on July 24, 2015 exclusively in Italy.
Initially, Madonna was set to release her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart, on March 2015, with its lead-single set to premiere on Valentine's day of the same year. However, fifteen demos of her songs were leaked to the Internet between November and December 2014, which led the singer to release six completed tracks as pre-order for the album on iTunes Store, on December 20, 2014. Three days later, fourteen other tracks leaked online, including the demo version of "Hold Tight". On February 9, 2015, Madonna released three more tracks from the album, including the finished version of "Hold Tight", "Iconic" and "Joan of Arc", as well as the album's tracklist. After its full release, some websites suggested that Ryan Tedder was the song's producer, since he had confirmed to be he working on material for Rebel Heart, claiming that the songs were "[Madonna's] best stuff in over a decade" and that "[t]he tracks [he did] with her are really hard to explain". However, Tedder's productions were not used in the album's final track list, although rumours claimed him to be the producer of "Hold Tight". Later, Diplo was rumoured to be its producer, but eventually it was confirmed on Madonna's official website that the singer produced the track by herself. "Hold Tight" was selected as a promotional single only in Italy, being added to their radio stations on July 24, 2015.
"Hold Tight" is a "reflective and sombre" midtempo pop ballad, having atmospheric keyboards, military drums and flourishes of pastel electronics as its main instrumentation.