Holly Humberstone has released an extended collection of tracks that have defined her career up to this point – the project is led by a brand new single, ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’.
The song recounts the experience of hurtling toward heartbreak, contrasted against a piano-driven, slow-burn instrumental. Other highlights include Humberstone’s first-ever single ‘Deep End’, several cuts from her debut EP, ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’, and the irresistible title track of its follow-up, ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’.
A vivid recounting of Holly’s journey from the quiet countryside to becoming one of music’s most hyped new artists, the ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’ project acts as a neat stepping stone to an imminent debut LP.
“The past couple of years have been a whirlwind and I rarely get the chance to reflect on everything that’s happened,” Humberstone admits. “Over the past few months I’ve been looking back; at the music I’ve made, the people I’ve met, the incredible experiences we’ve shared together and where I’m heading on a personal level. Playing my songs on tour, seeing them out in the world, and how they’ve affected people differently has made me want to give them another life so much I’ve put them together in the order I would listen to them in now – a fresh evolution of my first two EPs.”
“I’ve also added a brand new song called ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’ which is probably one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” she declares. “I feel like I’ve changed quite a lot since releasing some of my tracks, so I decided not to include a couple of them – while I’ll always love those songs, I wanted to highlight the ones that resonate the most with where I’m at in my life in this moment. I hope you guys can listen to these songs in new ways, just like I have.”
“I guess this is me closing the chapter on the first part of my journey. I’m writing my debut album as we speak and it’s going to come next year. It’s my most personal music yet and I hope I can continue to document my experiences for them to become yours. lots & lots of love, HH xx”
You can listen to ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
1. Can You Afford To Lose Me?
4. Please Don’t Leave Just Yet
5. Deep End
6. Haunted House
9. The Walls Are Way Too Thin
10. Falling Asleep At The Wheel
11. Friendly Fire
Holly Humberstone will tour the UK towards the end of this year, with the full live dates as below:
22 Bristol, O2 Academy
23 Leeds, O2 Academy
24 Liverpool, O2 Academy 1
26 Birmingham, O2 Institute
27 Newcastle, NX
29 Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers
30 Manchester, Academy 1
1 London, O2 Academy Brixton
3 Norwich, The LCR, UEA
4 Nottingham, Rock City