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Holly Humberstone Posts New Track Scarlett

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Holly Humberstone has released a new single, Scarlett

The soaring synth-pop bop serves as the latest preview of the 21-year-old's upcoming six-song EP, 'The Walls Are Way Too Thin', due out on November 5 via Darkroom/Interscope/Polydor Records.

Following the title track, Haunted House, and Please Don’t Leave Just Yet, Scarlett was produced by longtime collaborator Rob Milton and arrives paired with a video directed by Raja Virdi, which you can check out below. Humberstone said:

"This track is my absolute favourite. It’s a fuck you to the guy that was going out with my closest friend Scarlett and it was written as they were breaking up. The relationship was totally one-sided and lasted for years. Scarlett was all in and had pretty much planned their future and it was pretty clear to me that he was stringing her along, until he broke up with her in a really insensitive and heartless way. I was her closest confidant and so I knew everything she was feeling, and I’d see how passive he was with her at parties first hand. She vented to me for probably about a year and so I went through all the stages of a break up with her and watched as she slowly realised her worth and that he wasn’t worth her tears anymore. I wanted to write this one from her point of view. It’s a pretty positive song as it’s about her finally letting go, realising his many faults and taking back her life."

Commenting on the clip, she added: "Sonically and lyrically, Scarlett breaks away from the rest of the EP and in so many ways it feels like such a release. It was really important to me that the music video felt really empowering and a reminder that you can shake off anything rubbish going on in your life and be in control of your own destiny. Obviously the song is about Scarlett so she had to be in the video - especially after being named an ‘emotional grim reaper’ lol. The two of us break into an airport hanger, steal and spray paint an arctic truck, then I perform on the back of it as Scar drives it down the runway. It was honestly the most fun."

Humberstone will perform at Glasgow's TRNSMT festival later this week, and tour the UK and Ireland in the autumn. 

Holly Humberstone Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue October 26 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny
Wed October 27 2021 - LEEDS Brudenell Community Room
Thu October 28 2021 - MANCHESTER YES (The Pink Room)
Sat October 30 2021 - DUBLIN Whelans
Sun October 31 2021 - BELFAST Oh Yeah music Centre
Tue November 02 2021 - GLASGOW King Tuts
Wed November 03 2021 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute3
Thu November 04 2021 - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Mon November 08 2021 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wed November 10 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

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