ALBUM REVIEW: Holy Holy – My Own Pool Of Light 

Highlighting a strong contrast of high emotions and pulsating energy, Holy Holy have delivered a captivating collection of tracks for their third studio album that shows maturity and growth. ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ is an engaging listen from start to finish that really captures the essence of this dynamic duo. With the anthemic hooks of ‘Faces’ and ‘Teach Me About Dying’ offering big singalong moments along with an euphoric attitude that drives their live show, you aren’t left disappointed with other similar moments. ‘Sandra’, ‘People’ and ’Paces#1’ lead the pack whilst ‘Flight’ and ‘Starting Line’ get a little more experimental within their roots and offer a different production style. But where this album really impresses is in it’s more vulnerable moments. Showing an emotional and reflective side to their artistry on ‘Maybe You Know’, ‘Frida’ and ‘St Petersburg’, they create these very cinematic tinged tracks that paint a distinct visual in your mind. 

‘Frida’ hears them questioning why we install all these gender stereotypes into children from a young age through literature. It’s the line “Don’t you know that the world was not made for the girls but for the boys and I know its wrong, I know it’s not right” that will immediately haunts the listener because it’s the common consensus in society which is for some reason still not changing. There are actions being made but they are still not big enough to create the impact needed, and this song highlights that in a very beautiful and honest way. 

As an entirety, ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ is a strong continuation and growth in Holy Holy’s artistic journey. There are not only energetic anthems that will excel in their live show, but there are also thought evoking moments that cite a deeper acknowledgement. 

Purchase a SIGNED copy of ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ from Sanity HERE; https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2425133/My-Own-Pool-Of-Light–SIGNED-COPY

Holy Holy Australian Tour

Thursday 12 September – Villa Noosa, Noosaville

Friday 13 September – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff

Saturday 14 September – The Tivoli, Brisbane 

Thursday 19 September – Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay 

Friday 20 September – Magnums, Airlie Beach 

Saturday 21 September – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville 

Sunday 22 September – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns

Friday 27 September – The Gov, Adelaide 

Saturday 28 September – Astor Theatre, Perth

Sunday 29 September – The River, Margaret River

Thursday 18 October – Uni Bar, Wollongong

Friday 18 October – Roundhouse, Sydney

Saturday 19 October – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 

Friday 1 November – Torquay Hotel, Torquay 

Saturday 2 November – Forum, Melbourne 

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