The Ivor Novello Rising Star nominee will release The Walls Are Way Too Thin on 5 November. The six-track EP also includes Haunted House, Please Don’t Leave Just Yet (a collaboration with The 1975’s Matty Healy), Thursday, Scarlett and Friendly Fire.
Speaking about Please Don’t Leave Just Yet, Holly Humberstone said, “The song is about wanting someone to stay so badly, even if only for five more minutes, because you know how much it’ll hurt when they leave. I think the desperation in the words really sums up how I was feeling at the time and how so many people must’ve been feeling last year when we were all completely starved of human connection! I often write songs with a bit of a visual in my head, and I kept picturing solitary places, like drifting far out to sea, so far that you can’t find a way back, or old deserted cargo shipping yards with all the lights at the edge of the city.”
The Walls Are Way Too Thin is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Falling Asleep At The Wheel. “This EP represents a feeling of being lost. It’s the kind of lost that makes you question who you are and where you belong. So lost that someone might need to find you again because you can’t find yourself. That’s how it felt to move to Liverpool, then London, and be in transit between cities and never settling” she explains.
The EP will be supported by a string of UK and Ireland shows across October and November which land after a run of US dates. Holly Humberstone will play 10 dates across the UK and Ireland including a Manchester gig at YES (The Pink Room).
When does Holly Humberstone headline at YES?
Holly Humberstone headlines at YES on 28 October 2021. The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK and Ireland dates:
27 October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
28 October – Manchester, YES
30 October – Dublin, Whelan’s
31 October – Belfast, Oh Yeah
2 November – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
3 November – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
4 November – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
8 November – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10 November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms