‘Superstar’ – British Vogue
‘The star who conquered the world from her bedroom’– The Telegraph
‘Pop’s pandemic breakout star’ – Guardian
‘A soul-baring triumph, pairing stark confessions with twinkling chrouses’– 4* NME
‘One of the most talked-about new stars on the planet’ – 5* DORK
‘The UK’s most exciting new artist’– 4* DIY
‘A home run of a project, Holly shines like a star’– 9/10 LOBF
THE BRITs Rising Star of 2022 Holly Humberstone today releases brand new single, London Is Lonely, her most heartbreaking and poignant song yet, documenting the story of moving to London and feeling disconnected and isolated. The critically acclaimed breakout artist of the year has won fans across the globe for her deeply personal songwriting, to understand ‘the chaos in my head,’ and received every accolade a young artist could dream of.
Now, Holly has been named the BRIT Rising Star of 2022, following in the footsteps of global superstars including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender and Griff. The huge news was announced by friend and collaborator Sam Fender during their recording of the immaculate acoustic version of his hit song, Seventeen Going Under, to which, almost speechless, Holly responded: ‘Are you joking?!‘.
Selling out headline shows and becoming renowned for her stunning intimate live experiences, the Grantham-born artist will play the biggest stages of her career later this year, having been personally invited by Olivia Rodrigo to join her mammoth USA tour this spring, with a date at the infamous Madison Square Gardens on 26th April 2022.
Holly Humberstone says: ‘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.’
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