Lincolnshire-born singer-songwriter, Holly Humberstone has just announced her new EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin will be released on November 5th. Next to the recently released title track and previous outing Haunted House, the 6 track EP will also include her latest single Please Don’t Leave Just Yet which was co-written and co-produced by Matt Healy of The 1975. Listen below.
Don’t Leave Just Yet is a heartbreaking song about the end of a relationship. It was recorded mid-pandemic with frontman Matt Healy o The 1975 (one of Holly’s favourite bands). Speaking about the new single, Holly stated:
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 new EP follows on from last year’s debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel, which includes the breakout single Overkill and has garnered over 150 million streams. With her heart-on-sleeve lyrics and immersive storytelling Holly Humberstone has become one of the most exciting emerging artists to watch this year. No doubt The Walls Are Way Too Thin will take her to even greater heights. She says about the EP:
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.
Next week will see Humberstone play her first live shows with four sold out shows at London’s Omeara. In other news, Holly has set up the Fifth Sister Swap initiative via her socials as a way for fans can swap clothes with her (as she used to do with her sisters while growing up) without relying on fast fashion.