Dive into HOLLY HUMBERSTONE’s debut album, ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’, where raw emotions and relatable experiences create a musical sanctuary.
Words: Neive Campbell.
Photos: Bryce Glenn.
“Here’s to new horizons,” sings Holly Humberstone on the opening line of her debut album’s titular track, ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’. Emerging from possibly the most hectic year of her life, Holly has come face to face with newness time and time again – new cities, new people, new emotions, new heartbreak, new love. Navigating those things hasn’t always been easy, but for the 23-year-old, writing proved a balm for those darker times. On ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’, Holly invites you to step into that whirlwind with her, to block the rest of the world out and hear exactly what she has to say.
Spending much of the last year away from home on back-to-back support tours, Holly found herself in a weird situation. Struck by the knowledge of how lucky she was and yet hyper aware of how much she missed home and her loved ones, it became difficult to grapple with the chaos of what was happening. As she has always done, Holly turned to her writing.
“I think a lot of people journal and tr…