Holly Humberstone ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’ Review

Holly Humberstone 'Falling Asleep at the Wheel' Review
Holly Humberstone 'Falling Asleep at the Wheel' Review

Pure authenticity from the 20-year-old breakout artist who has embarked on a journey that has set her out from others through her debut EP ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’; which creates a gateway of clarity and tales of pain.

As she becomes one to watch of 2020, through a string of impressive singles such as ‘Deep End’ and ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’. Her versatile vocals and subtle melodies, with a hint of influences such as Lorde and Phoebe Bridgers; creates her own musical path. Whilst growing up, Holly was surrounded by creative parents and siblings that also had a love for art. She took these influences and recorded her new project in her family home out in the English countryside.

Through a mixture of guitar strings and piano ballads that create dark and moody sounds but, juxtaposed by upbeat choruses and electronic rhythms; sees the EP portray emotions that are often too little to capture from dizzy feelings of falling in love to mental health issues.

The opening track ‘Deep End’ is thrown back to her influences of Phoebe Bridgers but, shows of her raw and emotional persona that flows throughout the rest of the EP; which sees the artist explore the rest of the world. As we dive into the project, it is clear, her songwriting emphasizes the ongoing battles she faces through tracks such as ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’ and ‘Overkill’; both of which intensify the EP.

With many of us hearing three tracks before the debut EP, Holly embraces new omens through the likes of ‘Drop Dead’, ‘Vanilla’, and ‘Livewire’ that broaden her versatility and talent. ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’ sets out a new journey for Holly but, allows growth for the artist to become the best she can.