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Holly Humberstone Shares Painful “London Is Lonely”

Rising British artist Holly Humberstone released her latest single “London Is Lonely,” on the tail to her successful last EP.

Holly Just Signed a Record Deal

Last year, Holly took a big step forward in her music career. She signed a record deal with Interscope and Polydor Records, and not long after, she released her EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin. The title track for the EP is already one of her most popular songs on Spotify, currently standing at 14.8 million streams.

Now, Holly is back with her first solo single since the release of her EP. Produced by long-time collaborator Rob Milton, the track is one of her most heartbreaking yet, as it chronicles the story of her move to London while feeling disconnected and isolated.

Behind the Inspiration for “London Is Lonely”

“I wrote ‘London Is Lonely’ back in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit here in the UK,” Holly says. “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 continued, “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. 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.”

Catch Her on Tour With Olivia Rodrigo!

Holly is currently gearing up to head on tour as Olivia Rodrigo’s opening act. She will accompany her on 19 dates starting on April 26 in New York, NY, and ending her run on May 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Check out the full dates down below! 


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