Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lots Holloway has unveiled her debut single, World’s On Fire.
It’s a powerful track in more ways than one. Despite its obvious pop qualities, Holloway’s lyrics still carry real weight, exploring the issues and concerns faced by her generation and tying it in with a feeling of togetherness, determination and empowerment. “I wrote it back in the summer of 2016 when a lot of strange and sad things were happening,” explains Holloway. “Brexit, the Orlando shooting, the Bastille Day attack, the US presidential battle, the refugee crisis and the ongoing war in Syria, to name just a few. The song wasn’t inspired by any particular event, but more the amalgamation of them as a whole, it’s an observation of the world in which we’ve found ourselves.”
She adds that the accompanying video is a direct reflection of the lyrics. “I wanted to show examples of the chaos I speak about in the song. We shot the video in an old farm building with no heating and at one point it was below 0 degrees – you’ll see just how cold it was from how visible my breath is in some of the shots.”
Born in a small town in Cornwall, Lots spent most of her childhood writing lyrics and teaching herself how to play different instruments after being inspired by some of the songs in her parent’s vast collection of music. First the drums, then the guitar, the bass, and finally the piano. She began to merge them, along with her lyrics, and started crafting and arranging entire songs.
Now living in London, Holloway will continue recording material during this year with plans to release her debut album in late 2017 and a string of UK dates to be announced.
Lots Holloway – World’s On Fire