“To me, Holly captures through her songs a voice that people across the world need to hear and that voice is the sun after a good rain. She's honest, pure, and fresh.”
Joe King - The Fray
Holly Lovell was born and raised in the Denver area. At age 12 she moved to Australia with her family. Since she could not surf and her fair skin would burn rather than tan (against her deepest wishes) she tried her hand at songwriting and began to teach herself guitar instead. It turned out to be the better option. At age 18 she returned to Denver to pursue her passion of music.
Over this past year she has spent many hours in and out of studio under the production skills of Ben Wysocki (of The Fray) and the engineering skills of Joe Richmond (of Churchill). The product is a solid work that reflects both Holly's depth of lyric and song structure and the wonderful ability of Ben Wysocki to showcase it. Alongside Holly the EP features the widely versatile musical abilities of Wysocki himself, Dave Welsh (also of The Fray), Tyler Rima & Mike Morter (both of Churchill). The work that has come forth is a beautiful EP that will hold the listener and become a mainstay on the playlist. Holly has entitled this debut work ‘The Illusions EP’, inspired by a lyric in one of the 5 tracks ‘The Illusion of Honesty.’ The lyric goes- ‘| I keep these stories on my sleeve/It’s the illusion of honesty/Nobody’s gonna see me now | ‘I tend to write a lot of my music about experiences I watch other people have to go through, I try to get in their head space and write in the first person. After being complimented on how ‘honest & vulnerable’ my songwriting was I started to wonder if I was somehow deceiving people. Making them believe I had lived these tales, when really I am the type of person who would sooner jump into an icy lake in January than agree to tell you what I’m really ‘feeling.’ So that’s what these songs are
in a way, an illusion of my honesty. Stories that aren’t really my own, but I wear them like a patchwork quilt and tell them in honor of those who have truly lived them.’