Nominated for the Ivor Novello Rising Star Award with Apple Music, chosen as YouTube’s next Artist On The Rise and Deezer’s Focus artist, and Amazon Presents, after coming runner up in the BBC Sound of 2021, Holly Humberstone has the ‘confidence and stature’(Evening Standard) that defies her 22-years of age and only one year in the limelight. Endearing fans at sold-out shows across the globe, last summer performing at the Roxy in LA, two-sold out Bowery Ballroom in NYC, with attendees included superstar Lorde, it’s no surprise Holly will join Olivia Rodrigo and Girl In Red on their huge USA tours. Indeed Holly identifies with “female writers who overshare”, including Phoebe Bridgers and Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief: “My songs are quite self-exposing. I don’t really leave much to the imagination because I am writing so much for my own mental well being” (Telegraph).
The Walls Are Way Too Thin follows Holly’s critically acclaimed debut Falling Asleep At The Wheel, which marked the first chapter in the story of a new global talent who has garnered over 200M global streams to-date. The rising pop star has achieved everything from being named VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2021, invited to perform ‘Scarlett’ on and heralded by Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Triple J, The Sunday Times, NME (5*), The Guardian, i-D, ELLE, and Billboard. It is the honest storytelling at the heart of Holly’s craft that helped fans, and the artist has spoken of wanting all her lyrics to be ones people could tattoo on themselves, writing lines that are specific to her life: “People can connect to a song more if it’s just me and my unfiltered thoughts,” she explains. “That’s what I look for in music that I listen to – a personal connection. Everything I’m going through is universal stuff. Everyone’s been through these situations, it’s not just me”.
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