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Holly Humberstone, `Work In Progress` (EP artwork courtesy of 2b Entertainment)
Holly Humberstone, "Work In Progress" (EP artwork courtesy of 2b Entertainment)

Holly Humberstone shares details on 'Work In Progress' EP to be released March 15


Thu, Feb 15th 2024 05:55 pm

New song, ‘Dive,’ out now

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Holly Humberstone says, “Every song starts as a work in progress. Some stay as demos and ideas, others find new life with more production. But these songs were demos I couldn’t leave behind. I went back through the archives and discovered these lost older versions of myself mixed up with the present version of me. I wanted to release them this year – as I start touring again and since the release of my debut album – as a work in progress for my fans. I’m very much a work in progress, and I think this body of work feels impulsive and more like a stream of consciousness to me.

“ 'Dive' is the first song I’m dropping today. I wrote it a few years ago as a kind of warning to a guy to not get involved with me. I was worried I’d hurt him.

“Whenever I think about the highs and lows of past and present relationships, it reminds me that life will always be evolving and changing in ways that I can’t predict, and I think that’s OK.”

Award winning singer/songwriter Humberstone starts 2024 off with details of her “Work In Progress” EP, to be released on March 15 via Darkroom / Geffen / Polydor Records.

“I am a work in progress,” Humberstone says, collecting four songs from uncut demos that represent older versions of herself “mixed up with present versions of me.”

Having released her critically acclaimed debut album, “Paint My Bedroom Black,” in October last year, Humberstone continuously bares her soul with her open and instinctive songwriting and storytelling.

The “Work In Progress” EP is a stream of consciousness for fans. The first song, “Dive,” previewed with her Discord community online and officially drops today. “Dive” also features a sample from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” referencing the reality show, “because I’d rather watch ‘Real Housewives.’ ” 

Listen to “Dive"

Written in 2022 with long-time collaborator Rob Milton and songwriter Ben Leftwich, “Work In Progress” includes a new collaboration with Flyte’s Will Taylor and producer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Dijon, Bon Iver). Having also collaborated with MUNA for a reimagined version of “Into You Room,” dv4d on “Superbloodmoon” and Del Water Gap on “Cigarettes & Wine,” this year spells a time of collaboration for Humberstone, with much more to come.

In October 2023, Humberstone released her highly anticipated debut album, “Paint My Bedroom Black” to widespread critical praise.

Listen to Paint My Bedroom Black”

With a talent for capturing and characterizing moments that are both uncomfortably intimate and brutally revealing in her songwriting and creative, most of Humberstone’s 2022 was spent in hotel rooms, stuck between places, watching life from afar rather than being totally present in it. Lacking real connections and missing loved ones, Humberstone’s debut album portrayed a songwriter at a moment of huge change. The dark and otherworldly space Humberstone has built and invited fans into, both sonically and visually, has been lucid and visceral and offers a lens into her chaotic thoughts and deep feelings.

Her forthcoming EP arrives shortly before Humberstone embarks on her first-ever North American headline tour, which kicks off May 5. The nearly sold-out run of shows include performances at Los Angeles’ The Bellwether, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Nashville’s The Basement East, DC’s 9:30 Club, Philadelphia’s Theatre Of Living Arts, as well as multiple dates at New York’s Brooklyn Steel. Tickets available for purchase here.

Humberstone has become an important voice for her generation, capturing the hearts and minds of fans globally through her emotive songwriting and storytelling. Humberstone’s debut 2020 EP, “Falling Asleep At The Wheel,” and 2022 follow-up EP, “Can You Afford To Lose Me?”, earned Humberstone a loyal fanbase thanks to her raw, unfiltered, confessional songwriting. Having been nominated for two Ivor Novello’s, winning the BRIT Rising Star in 2022 and coming runner up in “BBC Sound Of 2021,” Humberstone’s storytelling is at the heart of her craft. 

 She has appeared on “Late Night With Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” while also playing her Matty Healy co-written song “Sleep Tight” for “Vevo Live.” Humberstone has made major festival appearances at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. 

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