In a harmonious fusion of musical talents, Del Water Gap has teamed up with burgeoning singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone to deliver their latest single, “Cigarettes & Wine“. This dreamy slice of bedroom-pop, released today, captures the essence of an intimate relationship that transports a couple into their own world. The song, premiered on Clara Amfo’s BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds show, showcases the seamless blending of Del Water Gap and Humberstone’s vocals, creating a stirring and romantically charged soundscape.
Debuting the song at Del Water Gap’s SOLD OUT Electric Ballroom concert in London, Holly Humberstone joined him on stage, adding an extra layer of magic to the live performance. The track narrates the story of a transatlantic long-distance relationship, offering an ode to those precious moments when two people finally reunite, only to face the inevitable goodbye once again.
Reflecting on the inspiration behind Cigarettes & Wine, Del Water Gap shares, “It’s about finally getting to catch a moment with the person you’ve been missing the most, and the threads that keep you connected when you’re once again forced to say goodbye.”
Humberstone, reminiscing about the collaboration, expresses, “Working on ‘Cigarettes & Wine’ with one of my favourite artists has been so much fun. It’s a song that is so meaningful to me, and being able to create it with one of my favourite writers has really been a dream, and I hope people love it as much as we do.”
The single follows Del Water Gap’s explosive second album, I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet, released last year via Mom+Pop. The album received critical acclaim for its confessional lyricism, solidifying Del Water Gap’s position as a master storyteller in the music industry. Meanwhile, Holly Humberstone, the BRIT Rising Star award winner, continued her musical journey with her debut full-length album, Paint My Bedroom Black, in 2023, earning widespread acclaim for its dark and otherworldly sonic landscape.
As the musical collaboration between Del Water Gap and Holly Humberstone continues to captivate audiences, the artists are set to embark on a series of tour dates, offering fans a chance to experience their enchanting live performances.