HOLT is a London based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
who creates emotively-led audio landscapes, presented with an effortlessly
2019 has seen a multitude of releases from this exciting artist.
HOLT has been steadily heading towards this intricate, alluring body of work:
With a focus on ethereally beautiful soundscapes that have a slight edge and
darkness, HOLT’s previous work has drawn from non-linear stories open to individualistic
interpretation. Recent single releases from the EP, Hand in Glove, Tower and
Silo call upon inspiration from ground-breaking artists like Bjork, Nils Frahm,
Massive Attack and Enya.
Heavy Water is the new five-track EP from this pioneering young artist.
A calmly majestic narrative is woven within each track, expressed by HOLT’s
distinctive vocal delivery. Vocals are layered with strings and synths to create
a richly dense soundscape. This is underpinned by 90s influenced beats
and percussion. Engaging the listener through an array of gracefully ethereal
instrumental layers, Heavy Water is a forward-thinking EP that re-imagines
cinematically led pop with a poignant narrative, to mesmerise and entice.
Check out the EP, here.
Speaking on the release Holt says:
My music has always had a cinematic aspect to it and on Heavy Water, I wanted to
explore the wall of sound idea and create soundscapes that are beautiful but with
an ethereal eeriness. There's a dance-inspired track in Hand in Glove, an emotionally
exposed track in Tower, an exploration of unusual sounds in Floating Islands - it all
hangs together in this other world of Heavy Water. The name for the EP was inspired
by the phenomenon of heavy water which is heavier than normal water because of
an extra neutron - I loved the idea that something could seem identical to its normal
counterpart but have drastically different qualities. A continuation of the idea of a
beautiful world with a slight edge.