Holt is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist London artist who sets ethereal, multi-layered vocals within cinematic soundscapes against electronic beats.
Having taught herself to play the piano during early childhood visits to see her grandma, Holt began writing her own music and experimenting with the flute, guitar and violin. For her 7th birthday, Holt received the inspired gift of a Tascam 4 track cassette recorder from her legend of a dad and songs began to reveal themselves.
So many sounds and music have influenced the haunting world which Holt seeks to create with her own songs, but particular influences include the ethereal sounds of Bjork, Bat for Lashes and Enya, the beats and percussion of Massive Attack and Nils Frahm, and the minimalist style of Phllip Glass and Max Richter.
The Riverbed is the second single from upcoming EP (due for release in October) following first single Found My Way, released in July. Written, recorded and produced during lockdown in London, the EP draws on themes of isolation and loss – but is also a celebration of the omnipotence of nature. The birds just carry on tweeting 🙂
Holt’s first instrumental EP, Painted Sound was released in November 2020 following singles Glasser and Luna. Holt’s previous vocal EP, Heavy Water, was released in November 2019 following singles Hand in Glove, Silo and Tower. All produced by Jamal Hadaway (Hope Tala, Labrinth, Snakehips, Krept & Konan). Holt’s debut album Reveal was released in 2017 which included singles Man of Glass, Lucy and Fault Lines.
In addition to her own projects (some of which have been used in TV), Holt has written music for films and documentaries.