- Words Notion Staff
London-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Holt, shares her new EP, 'Mirror Through You', alongside a music video for track, "The Riverbed".
Teeming with cinematic soundscapes, Holt’s music is emotive, ethereal and often haunting. She notes Bjork, Bat for Lashes and Enya as key inspirations as well as Massive Attack and Nils Frahm; Philip Glass and Max Richter.
Having started a new path, Holt has been collaborating with the producer Jamal Hadaway, sharing the new EP, ‘Mirror Through You’, which she says was written in 2020.
“The songs on ‘Mirror Through You’ emerged during the various lockdowns of 2020, and in the run up to having my first child”, explains Holt. “Deeply personal and reflective, the songs draw on themes of isolation and loss (felt particularly during the last 18 months) – but they also galvanise to find and follow your own path amidst the madness – I suppose a bit of a call to action for my daughter (when she’s older!). The title is taken from the opening line of The Riverbed, which seemed to sum up the reflective nature of the EP nicely.”
The music video for “The Riverbed” is, in Holt’s words, “a mind-bending journey set in a highly urban, concrete environment, and edited to feel glitchy and uncomfortable – a visual presentation of the nature / human conflict (and very fun to make).”