Holly Abraham is a mellow indie folk singer/songwriter originally from Wales, but has now relocated to Bristol. Combining deep, soulful lyrics with raw, misty vocal tones, Abraham aims to create mesmerizing melodies which will leave listeners both captivated and enamoured.
Abraham spent the first half of 2018 on a soul-searching trip to Australia and Cambodia, where she solidified her ambient sound and like was able to close in on the idea of being a solo artist.
Drawing inspiration from musicians such as Novo Amor and Of Monsters and Men, Abraham began working closely alongside Norwegian producer and lead singer of indie-pop band Firewoodisland – Stian Vedoy. The end result was Abraham’ first single, “Shore,” which quickly picked up support from BBC Introducing in the West, Indie playlist-curators like Alex Rainbird Music and Indie Folk Central, resulting in impressive streaming numbers on Spotify.
Now, she has returned with another new single, “Refined in Fire.” It serves as the second single and title track off of the upcoming up fromm Abraham. Haunting vocals accompanied by melancholic acoustic guitar, and intricate electronic details create an atmospheric track that maintains both vulnerability and power.
Listen for yourself below.
Regarding the single, Abraham shares that, “‘Refined In Fire’ is inspired by a difficult season a group of friends and I went through a few years ago. It’s a reminder that though we never desire painful life experiences, they are necessary for growth and change to occur in us as people. Though it can be raw and messy, it is always worth the gold found on the other side – we just have to remember to look for it.”