Holly Humberstone Releases New Song “Haunted House”
- British singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone unveiled a new song “Haunted House” along with a music video on April 6, 2021.
The song will appear on her upcoming EP, which is expected to be releaaed later this year. It was written by Sarah Aarons, Rob Milton and Holly Humberstone.
The music video was directed by Raja Virdi, who shot it at Holly Humberstone's childhood house itself, and her parents also make a guest appearance.
“I wrote this song about the old and characterful house I grew up in,” Humberstone said in a statement. “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 realized 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.”
- She shared on social media, “There have been a lot of changes in my life recently and although change is necessary, it has often felt like my childhood is slipping away from me. My family home is this weird old house in the countryside and it's kind of falling down around us. It's where I wrote the whole of my first EP and the sounds of the house inspired the wonky sonics. My family are a very tight knit group, I have three sisters and we're all pretty much the same person. It's been really sad in the past few years that we've all been living different lives in different parts of the country and haven't had a lot of chance to see each other. During lockdown my sisters and I all moved back home and it was just like how it was when we were kids. Coming home feels very comforting and one of the only things keeping us all connected.”
She continued, “Now as lockdown slowly comes to a close, my family home is writing its last chapter of its own story. We'd been told last summer that we might be forced to leave because the house is crumbling down around us. Mushrooms have now started growing out of the walls, panes of glass fall out of the windows and the big tree that used to be our treehouse has snapped and fallen. It's a very old house anyway, with a crazy cellar featuring meat hooks too !! I'd always feared that we might have to leave, it has shaped me and my music. All of my precious family childhood memories are in this house and it almost feels like a 7th family member to us, so letting go was always going to be really painful and weird.
I wrote Haunted House just after we'd been told that we needed to leave. At the time I had also lost someone close to me & the song felt like my way of saying goodbye and a tribute to all the memories I'd made at there over the years. We have a family friend who has supernatural powers and whenever she's round, she says that she can feel the ghosts in the house and it got me thinking that if there really are ghosts here, then they must be nice, nurturing ones that have watched over my sisters and I as we've grown up.
We shot the video at my house and my mum and dad even make an appearance in it. There's a few hints to other songs off the EP in the video too!”
- source : Spotify