Holly HumberstoneThe pop singer-songwriter behind “Falling Asleep at the Wheel” and “The Walls Are Way Too Thin” officially announced her debut album “Paint My Bedroom Black” on October 13 via Darkroom, Geffen and Polydor Records.
The British-born artist also promoted the album this week. first two singlesexciting breakup song Antichrist and the love song “Room Service” with an acoustic guitar. Humberstone, who will perform the album for the first time in the USA on August 11 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, will also appear at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Osheaga Music and Arts Festival this summer.
“This album is an exploration of two sides of me that coexist,” Humberstone said in a statement. “On the one hand is an introvert who last year wanted to escape my surroundings and wrote about the hustle and bustle of life on the road, closing the windows and shutting the world down. My other side, the extrovert, writes about a budding relationship, deep connections, and love.
“I spent most of the last year on the road, and although I am busy and mostly enjoy traveling, I find myself retiring to empty hotel rooms in foreign cities every night as I watch the course of my life at home. without me through my phone screen. Late at night I felt the panic of being left behind the most. While I was homesick, I never felt like I was completely there, no matter where in the world I was. Everything was like a strange dream; It’s like a false existence where I’m alone. The only way I knew of finding clarity was to write.”
Shortly after debuting in 2020 with her second single “Falling Asleep at the Wheel” and her debut EP of the same name, Humberstone embarked on a North American tour with Olivia Rodrigo and Girl in Red. Covers of Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” and Prince’s “I Wish Die 4 U” in the Apple TV+ drama “Shrinking”, as well as collaborations with Sam Fender in the duet “Seventeen Going Under”.