“I wrote this song about the old and characterful house I grew up in. The house is such a huge part of who I am and our family. With my sisters and I moving out and living separate lives, coming home feels very comforting and one of the only things keeping us all connected. The house is almost falling down around us now though, and we’ve realised that pretty soon we’ll be forced to leave. There’s a cellar full of meat hooks and a climate so damp mushrooms grow out of the walls. Loads of people have probably died here in the past but I’ve always felt really safe. It’s like a seventh family member. It’s part of me.”
– Holly Humberstone
Today breakthrough star of 2021, Holly Humberstone, releases her brand new single ‘Haunted House’, written about the crumbling, haunted house she grew up in, which has been the setting for Holly’s remarkable artistry to come to life. Holly continues to create new world’s within her music and visual identity, understanding the art of storytelling with everything she has released from day one, as her debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel surpasses 100M streams. ‘Haunted House’ explores themes of home, family and displacement, with the video an ode to saying goodbye to the childhood home, evoked through life “feeling like it’s spinning out of control,” says Holly. ‘Haunted House’ is the first new music to come this year from the BBC Sound of 2021 runner up, and lays the foundation for her upcoming EP. ‘Haunted House’ is out now on Darkroom / Interscope Records and Polydor Records.
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