HOLLY HUMBERSTONE Announces Second EP ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ Out 5th November




Today, breakthrough artist of 2021 and the Ivor Novello Rising Star nominee Holly Humberstone announces her highly anticipated second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin, set to be released on 5 November on Polydor/Darkroom/Interscope. Featuring the landmark A-List title track and the immaculately beautiful ‘Haunted House’, the six-track EP includes brand new song ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’, a collaboration with Matty Healy, frontman of one of Holly’s favourite bands The 1975. When Holly Humberstone entered the studio with Matty, it was mid-pandemic and the 21-year-old felt a yearning for human connection. She pictured drifting out to sea with the city lights behind her, feeling lost and rudderless. Matty, Holly and longtime collaborator Rob Milton, put these universal feelings into the song, another example of Holly’s exquisite ability to connect with our deepest, darkest emotions.

In Holly’s own words: “The song is about wanting someone to stay so badly, even if only for five more minutes, because you know how much it’ll hurt when they leave. I think the desperation in the words really sums up how I was feeling at the time and how so many people must’ve been feeling last year when we were all completely starved of human connection! I often write songs with a bit of a visual in my head, and I kept picturing solitary places, like drifting far out to sea, so far that you can’t find a way back, or old deserted cargo shipping yards with all the lights at the edge of the city.

Listen to ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’ here

Holly’s second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin follows her critically acclaimed debut Falling Asleep At The Wheel, which marked the first chapter in the story of a new global talent. Having just been announced as the Ivor Novello Rising Star Nominee, to being named the BBC Sound of 2021, Apple’s Up Next Artist, VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2021, and internationally heralded by the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Triple J, The Sunday Times, NME (5*), The Guardian, i-D, ELLE, and Billboard, it is Holly’s remarkable storytelling that has captured the hearts and minds of fans globally. Holly wants her lyrics to be the ones people could tattoo on themselves and her songs embrace and translate some of life’s most intense feelings in a way that typical conversations all too often fail to capture, from mental health struggles to the dizzying feelings of displacement as you grow out of adolescence.

“This EP represents a feeling of being lost. It’s the kind of lost that makes you question who you are and where you belong. So lost that someone might need to find you again because you can’t find yourself. That’s how it felt to move to Liverpool, then London, and be in transit between cities and never settling” – says Holly. 

Pre-Order EP here

The news comes after the long awaited return of live music, with Holly playing to her fans for the first time ever, stating “I’ve never seen physical proof my fans actually exist” (Metro). The 21-year old became the breakthrough artist of an unprecedented year – whilst her streaming numbers rocketed to over 150M global streams and her story grew from her crumbling house in Grantham – Holly was unable to play for her growing fanbase. Now, having set festival stages alight at Latitude, Standon Calling and Tramlines, Holly prepares for her first sold out London headlines, with four shows at Omeara next week.

Creating a visionary world within her music, Holly has also set up the Fifth Sister Swap initiative, as a way for her and her fans to swap clothes without relying on fast fashion. It’s an idea that stemmed from her three sisters constantly borrowing from and swapping their own wardrobes, and growing up in a house of women has made Holly passionate about issues affecting women. The artist recently filmed a session for Splendour In The Grass Festival in the Mind Charity shop in Camden, with the focus being on the incredible work Mind do in the UK for mental health, an issue close to her heart. Wanting to bring her initiatives directly to her fans, Holly will be launching the first IRL Fifth Sister Swap at her sold-out Omeara headlines.

The Walls Are Way Too Thin Tracklist 
1. Haunted House
2. The Walls Are Way Too Thin
3. Please Don’t Leave Just Yet
4. Thursday
5. Scarlett
6. Friendly Fire

Tickets available here 


06 Aug             Wilderness                                Chipping Norton
13 Aug             Boardmasters Festival            Newquay
15 Aug             Omeara                                    London                        SOLD OUT
16 Aug             Omeara                                    London                        SOLD OUT
17 Aug             Omeara                                    London                        SOLD OUT
18 Aug             Omeara                                    London                        SOLD OUT
27 Aug             Reading & Leeds
29 Aug             Reading & Leeds                         
30 Aug             All Points East                          London
10 Sept            TRNSMT Festival                      Glasgow
17 Sep             This Is Tomorrow Festival       Newcastle

07 Oct             The Troubadour                      Los Angeles, USA
09 Oct             Austin City Limits                     Austin, USA
12 Oct             Bowery Ballroom                     New York
26 Oct              The Cluny                                 Newcastle Upon Tyne
27 Oct              Brudenell Social Club                Leeds                          SOLD OUT
28 Oct              Yes (The Pink Room)                Manchester                  SOLD OUT
30 Oct              Whelan’s                                  Dublin
31 Oct              Oh Yeah Music Centre              Belfast
02 Nov             King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut           Glasgow                       SOLD OUT
03 Nov             O2 Institute 3                            Birmingham                  SOLD OUT
04 Nov             Clwb Ifor Bach                          Cardiff                          SOLD OUT  
08 Nov             O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire     London
10 Nov             Rescue Rooms                         Nottingham                   SOLD OUT
02 June            Primavera Sound                      Barcelona
18 June           Hurricane Festival                   Germany
19 June           Southside Festival                   Germany

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