Holly Beth, an Oklahoma native and now Texas resident, has been making quite an impression with her style and talent. The up and comer recently tied for 2nd place in this year’s Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Competition…blowing the audience and judges away. HB will release her latest single “Torn” this Saturday, August 10th and the track is one of our favorites to hit the TMP inbox this summer.
The single “Torn” is a work of art. It’s a track that dares with razor-sharp honest lyrics delivered with the combination of soft and punchy vocals. The track’s character has a meta experience…torn and conflicted about a love that is…torn and conflicted.
“I think it’s human nature to want to hold on to a love because at one point that love was so sacred. However, over time that love can either grow or that love can suffer. Sometimes people hold onto the memories of what their love was instead of realizing what their love is now.” Holly Beth explains.
Holly Beth creates a real story for listeners using more than just her words. Many other elements such as dynamics, range, style & flow were used (and used well) to further capture the ear with deep emotion. At times, such elements are not fully taken advantage of, especially by new artists.
HB co-wrote the track with Philip Mosely, who also produced “Torn” at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas. She further explained her inspiration sharing, “I wrote “Torn” for anyone that has held on, or questioned why they keep fighting for someone or something when they know they are only hurting themselves more. There’s no right or wrong answer to love and that’s the beauty of it. I hope this song helps someone if they feel their love is or has ever been Torn.”
Holly Beth’s art and talent can best be described as a force of lightning. Whether in your headphones or performing on stage…her vocals are beautifully rare with a striking edge. She’s simply electric…bringing a unique wave of energy and sound to the Texas/Red Dirt scene.
“Torn” is a must-add your playlist and we are excited to share an early listen with y’all below!
Single Artwork: High Pines Media
Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.