AS she prepares to enter the next chapter of her career, Holly Humberstone is first closing the door on another.

This week she releases an extended collection of songs which trace her musical journey to date – and the project is being led by new single ‘Can You Afford To Lose Me?’.

The track is a heartbreaking ode to a relationship hurtling toward it’s conclusion as she sings “you were my home planet / you were my stars, my holy place / but you took me for granted, right from the start now didn’t you babe.” Driven by a moving piano, it’s an emotional slow-burner – full of the personal and intimate lyrics that have become a hallmark of her sound.

From her first-ever single “Deep End” to tracks from her stunning debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel and acclaimed second EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin, the eleven-song collection is not only a reflection on Holly’s origins, but her evolution from an unknown artist hailing from the small countryside town of Grantham, to emerging as one of the biggest breakout talents of the past two years.

The new single offers fans a culmination of the singer-songwriter’s past and present as she looks ahead to 2023 and the impending release of her highly anticipated debut album.

She said: “The past couple of years have been a whirlwind and I rarely get the chance to reflect on everything that’s happened. Over the past few months I’ve been looking back; at the music I’ve made, the people I’ve met, the incredible experiences we’ve shared together and where I’m heading on a personal level. Playing my songs on tour, seeing them out in the world, and how they’ve affected people differently has made me want to give them another life so much I’ve put them together in the order I would listen to them in now – a fresh evolution of my first two EPs. I’ve also added a brand new song called Can You Afford To Lose Me? which is probably one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. I feel like I’ve changed quite a lot since releasing some of my tracks, so I decided not to include a couple of them – while I’ll always love those songs, I wanted to highlight the ones that resonate the most with where I’m at in my life in this moment. I hope you guys can listen to these songs in new ways, just like I have.

“I guess this is me closing the chapter on the first part of my journey. I’m writing my debut album as we speak and it’s going to come next year. It’s my most personal music yet and I hope I can continue to document my experiences for them to become yours. lots & lots of love, HH xx”