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Holly Humberstone teases new song written about moving to London

"And I’ve been smoking and staying out too late / But you know I’ve got good intentions babe"

By Will Richards

Holly Humberstone 2021 press shot
Holly Humberstone. CREDIT: Press

Holly Humberstone has teased a forthcoming new song, which chronicles her recent move to London.

The track, which follows the release of the EP ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ at the end of 2021, was teased on Instagram, and is a slow, moody, piano-based ballad.

“I wrote this song back in Feb 2020 and I still really connect to it despite how much everything has changed,” the singer said in the caption of the post.

“I’m still adjusting to London and still feel like it’s kind of isolating despite everything going on here, and so I’m thinking it would make sense to release it soon?”

In the snippet, Humberstone reflects on her change of surroundings, singing: “Started feeling like I’m living in the Upside Down / I haven’t seen you in forever and I don’t know how / And I’ve been smoking and staying out too late / But you know I’ve got good intentions babe.”

Listen to the preview below.

Late last year, Humberstone won the BRITs Rising Star award, for which she’ll appear at the 2022 BRIT Awards next month.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet at all,” she told Rolling Stone UK shortly after the win was announced. “I’ve not really been sleeping since I found out I was nominated.

“It was so cool to even be nominated, but I was just shit-scared and nervous about the results. Honestly, I’m just pinching myself.”

‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, released in November 2021, is Humberstone’s second EP and featured a high-profile collaboration with The 1975’s Matty Healy having co-written ‘Please Don’t Go Just Yet’. It’s the follow-up to her 2020 debut EP ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’.