Last summer the BRITs Rising Star, NME Award winner and Ivor Novello nominee, Holly Humberstone, started catching feelings for a friend and didn’t know how to navigate the risk of losing them if she blurred the lines between friendship and romance. ‘Sleep Tight’, Holly’s blistering new single released today, was born out of these emotions during a session with longtime collaborator Rob Milton and 1975’s Matty Healy. ‘Sleep Tight’ is the Grantham born singer and songwriter’s second collaboration with Matty, following ‘Please Don’t Leave Just Yet’ taken from her critically acclaimed second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin. ‘Sleep Tight’ takes Holly back to that time of what felt like no consequences and impending heartbreak.
Holly performed the song for the first time live at Coachella last weekend, winning fans across the USA for her mammoth Girl In Red support tour, and the rising star now joins fellow BRIT Award winner and Grammy Award winning artist Olivia Rodrigo on her USA tour, having just played two breathtaking nights at Radio City in New York. Winning the prestigious BRITs Rising Star earlier this year, Holly gave a captivating performance of the heartbreak ballad ‘London Is Lonely’ live at the awards show, which was the very first time she has ever stepped foot into the O2 Arena. Following in the footsteps of global superstars including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Fender and Griff, Holly’s Rising Star win marks the start of a colossal year for the 22-year-old. Having just been nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at this year’s Ivor Novello’s for ‘Haunted House’, alongside Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave, Holly is a songwriter and artist whose lyrics and melodies transform painful human experience into collective joy. The artist to watch this festival season, Holly will be making appearances at Live At Leeds, Primavera, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, and Glastonbury Festival, as well as her own sold-out headline at O2 Kentish Town Forum on 6 June.