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Rising UK-based singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone is back with another beguiling release, Haunted House. Following on from the musicians acclaimed debut EP, Falling Asleep At The Wheel, the new track continues to prove the singers undeniable talent and skilful songwriting abilities.
The track is an ode to the crumbling house Humberstone grew up in, where she nurtured her talents and brought her music to life. Conceptually, the song centres itself around home, family and displacement, with Humberstone's mesmerising vocals building to a chilling crescendo.
Speaking of the track, Humberstone shares: “I wrote this song about the old and characterful house I grew up in. The house is such a huge part of who I am and our family. With my sisters and I moving out and living separate lives, coming home feels very comforting and one of the only things keeping us all connected. The house is almost falling down around us now though, and we’ve realised that pretty soon we’ll be forced to leave. There’s a cellar full of meat hooks and a climate so damp mushrooms grow out of the walls. Loads of people have probably died here in the past but I’ve always felt really safe. It’s like a seventh family member. It’s part of me.”
The visual sees the singer wandering through an old home, encountering what appears to be apparitions or memories. An older man restrings a violin as Humberstone plays the melancholic track on a covered up grand piano, whilst an elderly woman adjusts a chandelier. As the track builds to its finale, Humberstone stares down the camera as the room begins to spin around her.
Haunted House is out now! Watch the visual below.