Holly Humberstone unveils new song “Kissing In Swimming Pools”

Holly Humberstone unveils new song “Kissing In Swimming Pools”
Holly Humberstone Photo by Constantine, Spence

“Kissing In Swimming Pools,” the new chilling love song from rising star Holly Humberstone, debuts today. “Kissing In Swimming Pools” is the latest unveiling from her highly anticipated debut album, Paint My Bedroom Black, out October 13 via Darkroom / Geffen / Polydor Records.

“Kissing In Swimming Pools” highlights Humberstone’s sophisticated lyricism as she empties her heart on the cinematic love song. She transforms a simple moment into something that feels infinite, proclaiming, “So, can we kiss in your swimming pool / In this bathing suit / I would die for you.” Humberstone’s knack for juxtaposing universal experiences with deeply personal commentary creates a powerful anthem that anyone can identify with.

When Humberstone first brought her intimate live shows to audiences in 2021, fans were already singing every word from her breakout 2020 EP, Falling Asleep At The Wheel. A select run of global dates followed, featuring sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre and multiple nights at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, which led to Humberstone being invited on tour with Olivia Rodrigo and Girl in Red in 2022. It was on these trips through the soulless hotel rooms where the 23-year-old songwriter began to craft Paint My Bedroom Black, which evokes themes of lost loves, family units and the fear of growing up.

Humberstone’s debut album represents her coming of age, showcasing her growth from an underground singer to one of the most exciting alternative pop stars of her generation. The dark and otherworldly space Humberstone has built has been lucid and visceral, capturing moments that are both uncomfortably intimate and brutally revealing.

Stream “Kissing in Swimming Pools” HERE.


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