“I wrote ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ about a time in my life when I felt like I’d lost control of where I was heading and struggling to find my place in the world. I’d just moved to a small London flat and felt claustrophobic and alone. To avoid confronting how I was feeling I’d sneak out the flat and go on train journeys to see my mates, get drunk, then come back hungover through the night and early hours. I wrote most of the Walls and the songs that come next on those trains. It was my place of therapy, in the middle of nowhere, constantly moving with no destination.” – Holly Humberstone.
Holly Humberstone is an artist with a deep understanding of storytelling, and her brand new single “The Walls Are Way Too Thin,” was written during an intense period of feeling claustrophobic and lost in a new flat, in a new city, far away from home. Exploring new territory sonically, with brooding, heavy production, “The Walls Are Way Too Thin” represents a landmark single for Holly, both in her remarkable songwriting and phenomenal visuals. The official video is a cinematic triumph and reflects the sheer panic and isolation of never feeling at home in your own home. A collaboration with director Raja Virdi and inspired by blockbuster cinema, the video finds the 21-year-old stuck in an air vent of a burning building trying to find her way out. “Shooting the video was chaotic and my elbows and knees look quite different now after 8 hours of crawling back and forth. The fire blast in the vent was totally real and I’m not going to lie, I was shitting myself!” says Holly of filming her most groundbreaking visual yet. “The Walls Are Way Too Thin” is out now on Darkroom, Interscope and Polydor Records.