Holly Humberstone was among the musicians who performed at Guitar.com Live, the three-day virtual guitar show organised by media brand Guitar.com over the weekend. Standing in her back garden, the singer-songwriter played stripped-back renditions of the songs ‘Overkill’, ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Deep End’ from her debut EP, Falling Asleep At The Wheel. Check out her performance below.
Before ending her set with ‘Deep End’, she explained why the song is her favourite from the project. “I wrote it about one of my sisters, who when I wrote it at the time was going through a really difficult patch with her mental health,” she said. “I personally find conversations really tricky to have, especially uncomfortable ones about mental health. I just wanted her to know I was there for her, even if I couldn’t fully understand. Putting it into a song was easier than having a conversation with her about it, and so I wrote ‘Deep End’ for that reason.”
In addition to Humberstone, St. Vincent, Carlos Santana, Jason Isbell, Anderson .Paak’s backing band Free Nationals, and more also appeared at Guitar.com Live.
Falling Asleep at the Wheel arrived back in August. Read our Artist Spotlight interview with Holly Humberstone.