TUNE Keir Gibson - Hollow
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 travelling 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.