HOLLY HUMBERSTONE – ” Guitar.Com Live “

Posted: November 5, 2020 in MUSIC
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Over the weekend, Holly Humberstone played songs from her ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’ EP for virtual guitar show Guitar.com Live.

The rising English artist strips down cuts from ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’ in her back garden. Standing in her back garden, Humberstone played solo guitar versions of ‘Overkill’, ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Deep End’ for an exclusive performance for Guitar.com Live on October 2nd.

There is plenty to be said for paying attention to the basics. Holly Humberstone’s music is somewhat generic in a very modern way: it’s essentially tasteful alt-pop underpinned by subtle electronics. But what sets it apart is the strength of her melodies and the cut glass nature of her voice. On her debut EP ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’ both were in plentiful supply and, having already supported Lewis Capaldi on tour, it’s reasonable to expect that her next moves will reach a lot more ears.

Before wrapping up with ‘Deep End’, Humberstone explained why the personal song was her favourite on the EP. “I wrote it about one of my sisters, who when I wrote it at the time was going through a really difficult patch with her mental health,” she said. “I personally find conversations really tricky to have, especially uncomfortable ones about mental health. I just wanted her to know I was there for her, even if I couldn’t fully understand. Putting it into a song was easier than having a conversation with her about it, and so I wrote ‘Deep End’ for that reason.”

Humberstone released ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’, her debut EP, in August. NME rated the “soul-baring and candid” release five stars, praising it as “a deeply affecting collection of songs that solely document Humberstone’s own personal fears and emotions, but the power and grace of her sentiments are sure to resonate universally”.

At 20 years old Holly Humberstone, has already come a very long way from her home in Grantham. From uploading music to BBC Introducing to performing at festivals and shows around the UK – she’s now caught the world’s attention with her authentic and heartfelt songs. Enjoy this performance which fuses the warmth of the acoustic music Holly grew up listening to with a darker, wonky electronic twist.

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