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Holly Humberstone releases new song “London Is Lonely”—listen

The track is the first solo release from Humberstone since 'The Walls Are Way Too Thin.'

January 20, 2022
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Recent AltPress cover artist Holly Humberstone has released “London Is Lonely.” The song is her first solo release following The Walls Are Way Too Thin.

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“London Is Lonely” was produced by Rob Milton and chronicles Humberstone‘s move to London, where she felt disconnected and isolated.

“I wrote ‘London Is Lonely’ back in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit here in the U.K.,” she says in a press release. “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. I kind of lost myself in the city. I didn’t exactly know who I was anymore, and 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 continues. “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.”

You can listen to “London Is Lonely” below. Humberstone is set to appear at the 2022 installment of Coachella. She will perform on April 16 and 23 alongside Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Japanese Breakfast.

Humberstone appeared on the cover of issue #402 of AltPress, available here.

Written by Taylor Linzinmeir