Holly Humberstone has revealed the video for her most recent single, ‘London is Lonely’.
Her first new material of the year, following up on last year’s EP ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, she explains: “I wanted this video to sum up how I felt when I first moved to London, when I was spinning out of control and awaiting an imminent collision. It looks like a lucid dream as I try to remain centred.”
“I wrote London Is Lonely back in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit here in the UK. I had just moved out of my childhood home down to London and had spent the past few months feeling really trapped and alone in my tiny flat with strangers. London felt so intense and although there were so many people around me, I felt even more isolated and like I didn’t belong. I kind of lost myself in the city. I didn’t exactly know who I was anymore, and so going home and writing felt like my safe space to process everything. It’s funny now listening to the song almost two years on, post-pandemic, and feeling like nothing much has changed at all. I’m still trying to find my place here and make it my home and so it felt right to put this song out into the world right now, when so many other people are probably feeling lost right now too.”
Holly is set to hit the road for a UK tour this June, alongside appearances at Live At Leeds, Primavera Sound, Glastonbury and more.