I attended the press conference for Holly Humberstone on Sept. 22, and she has since become one of my top favorite up and coming artists. Holly is going on tour with Girl in Red in the Spring, and I am already searching for the first opportunity to attend one of their shows.
One of the things I really enjoyed about the interview with Holly was that she was incredibly vulnerable about her music and what it means to her. Her song “Haunted House” had a different vibe after the interview, because she explained how it was about moving out of her childhood home. She cherished the memories there, and now all of the light and the joy was going to be taken out of it. Hearing her speak so passionately about the stories she tells in her songs was incredibly inspiring. I could definitely relate to this story, as I was in a similar situation when I was growing up.
By far, my favorite song of hers is “Overkill,” I feel like I listen to it every day. It’s all about putting yourself out there without the fear of coming off as too much, and what that feels like through her eyes. Not only is it a great song, I can relate to the lyrics like no other song of hers. I hope to speak with her again soon, and hopefully attend one of Holly’s shows in the spring of 2022.
By Julia Corrie