The Rising Star Holly Humberstone has released her new single, London Is Lonely”. This is one of her most heartbreaking songs. She is documenting the story of moving to London and feeling disconnected and isolated.
Humberstone said, “I wrote ‘London Is Lonely’ back in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit here in the UK. I had just moved out of my childhood home down to London and had spent the past few months feeling really trapped and alone in my tiny flat with strangers. London felt so intense and although there were so many people around me, I felt even more isolated and like I didn’t belong.”
She also added, “I kind of lost myself in the city. I didn’t exactly know who I was anymore, so going home and writing felt like my safe space to process everything. It’s funny now listening to the song almost two years on, post-pandemic, and feeling like nothing much has changed at all.”
She concluded: “I’m still trying to find my place here and make it my home and so it felt right to put this song out into the world right now when so many other people are probably feeling lost right now too.”
Holly has been named the BRIT Rising Star of 2022, following in the footsteps of global superstars including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender and Griff. The day she received the award, Humberstone teamed up with Sam Fender for an acoustic version of the latter’s hit single ‘Seventeen Going Under’.
She admitted, “An album is a really daunting thought. “Being done with my debut album and having that much work, and all of it being final, is so scary, so I think it’s going to be a while, I’ve had loads of time now to just experiment and try different things out, and to have fun with my writing without the pressure.”