Keir Gibson – Hollow

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Keir Gibson – Hollow

Keir Gibson – Hollow

 

 

Artist Name:  Keir Gibson

 

 

Song Title:  Hollow

 

 

Date of Release: Thursday 21st November 2019

 

 

Genre: Pop

 

 

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Hollow, the second single from Fort William based singer-songwriter, Keir Gibson, is coming from a very different place to his brilliantly received debut Eyes Wide.

 

 

Where the latter showed vulnerability, Hollow demonstrates self-awareness and optimism crafted into a cathartic pop soundscape.

 

 

London duo ‘The Nocturns’ (Charlie Martin and Joe Housley) have provided the track’s beat-driven alt-pop production while finishing touches are courtesy of Grammy-nominated California-based mix engineer Matty Green (TV on the Radio, Weezer, Taylor Swift, Hailey Steinfeld) and NYC-based Grammy-winning mastering engineer Joe La Porta.

 

 

From the foot of Ben Nevis to London, Santa Monica, New York and back to Scotland, this track has been sent a fair distance by the young Highlander who is emerging as a major contender in the alt-pop scene.

 

 

In the past year, Keir has progressed from playing small support slots in his local town of Fort William to traveling the country to work with some of the best emerging producers in the UK. The results are songs that showcase a love of production akin to the likes of Maggie Rogers, Julia Michaels, and Lauv, with lyrics that showcase a natural talent for honest and engaging storytelling.

 

 

His debut Eyes Wide, released in August after a triumphant return to Belladrum Festival, saw numerous playlist additions across the UK and Europe, a positive critical response for major new music blogs “all is indie” and “hype machine”, and caused many of the UK’s A&R community to lift their heads and take note of this rising talent.

 

 

The release of Eyes Wide was followed up with shows across the UK and Ireland in support of Irish act Keywest and London-based songwriter Billy Lockett. Keir has also been announced among the line-up for Edinburgh’s infamous Hogmanay Street Party, alongside the likes of Mark Ronson, Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond and Glasgow new wave act The Ninth Wave.

 

 

Hollow channels all this early validation into a sound with even greater ambition, romanticism, and escapism than was abundant in his debut. 2020 promises to be an exciting year for this young Scottish talent.

 

 

 

Keir said: “The reaction to Eyes Wide was really cool and something I didn’t expect. I’m excited to see Hollow connect with the audience as it shows a different part of my sound. The last few months have given me the chance to develop my writing, work with some brilliant people and play more live shows than ever before. It’s been incredible.

 

 

“Getting to play across the UK and Ireland for the first time this autumn has been a dream come true and I’ve learned loads about touring. I’m also really excited to play a headline hometown show in Fort William in December as well as joining the bill for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – it’s the perfect end to the year for me.”

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

I didn’t see the way you controlled me

I guess that’s just the way things were

Didn’t know I could feel that empty

When you said you cared

 

 

Maybe I was too scared to be lonely

Thought without you I would fall apart

I’m thankful for you leaving

Cause I didn’t have the heart to let you go

 

 

Now that I know

I’m fine on my own

Even though

You said I’d be lost

That’s what I was told

We got too close

We know we got too close

 

 

I keep trying to believe

 

 

Nothing I do is gonna go wrong

Tell myself I can deal with things on my own

Cause I know without you here

There’s no one to make me feel

Hollow

 

 

You were always telling me

 

 

That I was the reason for all your flaws

I guess that you wanted someone to blame them on

Cause I know without you here

There’s no one to make me feel

Hollow

 

 

I would never go back to that feeling

I’m used to being by myself

Now that I know I’ve done my healing

I don’t, need no one else

 

 

Now that I know

I’m fine on my own

Even though

You said I’d be lost

That’s what I was told

We got too close

We know we got too close

 

 

I keep trying to believe

 

 

Nothing I do is gonna go wrong

Tell myself I can deal with things on my own

Cause I know without you here

There’s no one to make me feel

Hollow

 

 

You were always telling me

 

 

That I was the reason for all your flaws

I guess that you wanted someone to blame them on

Cause I know without you here

There’s no one to make me feel

Hollow

 

 

There’s no way I’m going back to

Feeling hollow 2X

 

 

Nothing I do is gonna go wrong

Tell myself I can deal with things on my own

Cause I know without you here

There’s no one to make me feel

Hollow

 

 

There’s no way I’m going back to

Feeling hollow 2X

 

 

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