Every success has highs and lows. 21-year-old Holly Humberstone’s latest single ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ proves the point!
Ever since she released her debut single last year, you’ve probably seen her on The Late Late Show With James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Did you know Holly was handpicked to perform at Music Introducing Live? The reason behind her success in such a short time? It’s her exceptional song-writing skills, besties! And, her song ‘Haunted House‘ is just another example to prove our point!
We totally love how Holly can deeply express the pain and sadness of not feeling at home, at a place you call home. Well, let’s be honest, haven’t we all felt a bit claustrophobic with our new housemates? Holly highlights the struggle of feeling lonely even in a room full of people as she writes:
You’re blowing smoke rings in the corridors I feel so cold How come it rains inside, the house is full but I’m alone With all the shit that still needs fixing out of my control It takes a hold of me It takes a hold of me
While everyone can have their own perspective about ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin,’ Holly must have a personal story behind writing such a terrific song. This is what she has to say about it:
“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
The Music Video
Not only has Holly worked hard on such awesome lyrics, but she, alongside her team, has worked hard on creating a mesmerizing music video. The music video shows exactly the pain that she felt. She amazingly turns her figurative lyrics into something real, as we see Holly crawling through an air vent trying to escape her struggles. Walking is one thing, but crawling on your elbows and knees for eight hours?! Would you be able to do that besties? We wouldn’t but as we know, Holly is a superhero.
“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.
TBH, we are just as surprised as all of you probably are. Crawling for eight hours? How?!
Not gonna lie besties, give us a video that highlights Holly’s voice and songwriting skills and pair it with visuals like we get in ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, and we highkey have no choice but to stan.
So what did you think? Did you watch the video? Are you as obsessed as we are? Comment down below, or tell us what you think about this gem on social media. We’re @TheHoneyPOP everywhere.
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