Album Review: The Walls Are Way Too Thin [EP] by Holly Humberstone
Exceptionally Good, Based on 3 Critics
The Line of Best Fit - 90 Based on rating 9/10
Since 2020's Falling Asleep At The Wheel EP, Holly Humberstone has been working with long-time producer collaborator Rob Milton on her latest offering; The Walls Are Way Too Thin. Continuing her brand of heartbreak and early-twenties angst, the EP turns up the heat on last year's release - swapping out the slow and steady for the cinematic and dramatic. It seems as though the helplessness and despair from the past has blossomed into sadness and understanding.
Twenty-one-year-old U.K. artist Holly Humberstone follows up her critically acclaimed debut EP Falling Asleep at the Wheel with another six-track master class in expressive, emotive relatable pop. The Walls Are Way Too Thin EP provides proof positive that Humberstone is perhaps the brightest Gen Z singer/songwriter to emerge from the U.K. in quite some time.
The result captures raw emotion beyond that of her contemporaries. There's an expert tenderness to her stories and their delivery, one cut through by often-unexpected melodic switches. Her ability to hold back, to seemingly cut a track short, brims with confidence - none more so than on closer 'Friendly Fire''s abrupt ending. It's this musical assuredness that has propelled her this far.