Holly Humberstone has announced the release of her debut album Paint My Bedroom Black for October 2023.  To celebrate the announcement the BRIT Award winning, Ivor Novello nominated artist has also shared her double A-Side singles Antichrist and Room Service.

Paint My Bedroom Black promises to chart Holly Humberstone’s development from an unknown singer to headlining star, with the honesty, introspection and vividness that she has become renowned for.

Setting the scene for the 12-track album, Holly Humberstone has shared her double A-side singles Antichrist and Room Service, showing her two sides.  “I feel like two different people half the time” she explains.  “My biggest challenge is always to make something I feel I haven’t done before, that reflects new parts of me.” The new parts of Holly appear on Antichrist, an exposing image of her last break-up, a heartbreak ballad of self-loathing, set against propulsive pop: “Am I the Antichrist? How do I sleep at night?”, juxtaposed against delicate Room Service, an ode to locking yourself away from the world.

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“Antichrist is about a break up I went through a couple of years ago” she continues.  “I genuinely cared about this person and wanted so badly to make it work, but I knew something wasn’t right and my heart wasn’t in it. I knew that I was inevitably going to have to hurt the person who I wanted so much to love. At the time I wrote the song, I remember feeling like I was constantly letting those around me down. Like I was falling short of being there for anyone I cared about. I basically felt like the worst person in the world; like the Antichrist. I really felt that I was toxic to be around, and the guilt and self-loathing that came with that manifested itself in this song.

“I wrote Room Service a little while ago when I’d just started touring full time. I was finding myself constantly stressed out and although I was having fun, I was really missing home and my friends. I felt like I was watching them live out their lives from a phone screen, like I was being left behind. There was this swelling feeling that I was growing apart from that world that I was missing so badly, and I just didn’t want to be forgotten. AlI I wanted to do was to get a hotel room with my best friend, lock the world out and do stupid stuff like order room service. To me, this song is a simple love song to the people I care about the most, and the seemingly basic experiences you share together that can so often be taken for granted. The busier I get, the more I treasure the precious time I get with my friends and family; the more I value them in my life.”

Holly Humberstone releases debut album Paint My Bedroom Black on 13 October 2023.

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