Posted: July 4, 2020 in MUSIC
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UK newcomer Holly Humberstone boasts the maturity of an artist much further down the line, career-wise. Her cache of singles walk the line between gritty indie singer-songwriter gems and alt-radio chart hits. In a relatively short span of time, Humberstone has established a signature vibe – call it gritty pop realness. Prior to hunkering down in her childhood home, an “old, run down” country house in Grantham, England, the 20-year-old ‘Lord of the Rings’ zealot was touring with Lewis Capaldi, gaining the experience of rocking venues like Wembley Arena. To pass the time in quarantine, Holly and her sister shot a DIY vid for her latest single, “Overkill.”

“Lockdown meant that we couldn’t shoot a professional video, so we had to improvise a little,” she says. No biggie – it came out great, as did our Vevo DSCVR at Home sessions with her. I wanted Overkill to capture all the thrill and uncertainty and confusion and the many other emotions that come with falling for someone for the first time. I’m very aware I can come across as quite full on and I think sometimes I can be overkill lol but that’s fine. It was definitely the most fun I’ve ever had writing such a truthful + personal song and I hope u can relate to the words somehow !! The video for Overkill on the other hand was a relly weird experience. My sister Eleri decided to put me through my paces during lockdown. We took an old VHS camera and a torch out at dusk into the forest near our home. She had me follow her through the trees and bushes, as I played along to Overkill. It was basically my version of a 5k run except I had no idea where I was going, it was pitch black and impossible to see anything and I was tripping over twigs n stuff the whole time hahaha. Anyway I really hope u love Overkill like I do

Check out “Overkill” and “Falling Asleep At The Wheel,” and jump on the Humberstone bandwagon while there’s still room.

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