Since my last album Songs for Tuesday, I toured with Gnarls Barkley, sang on a Sofia Vergara/Pepsi commercial, and even acted in a movie “My One & Only” playing Kevin Bacon’s girlfriend. I wrote, recorded, and played gigs, but couldn’t seem to find anything new or personal I really wanted to say in my music. Then seven years ago, in 2009, my son Maceo was born. That’s when everything changed.
Because he lacked sufficient oxygen at birth, Maceo suffered a brain injury. This left him with many physical challenges and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. But the craziest thing is, that’s when life got interesting. And it’s when life got good.
Maceo, his dad and I work hard every day on overcoming challenges like Maceo learning to walk and talk. And as hard as it might be to believe, ever since this kid came along it feels like we just might be in the middle of a miracle.
We have a lot of laughs, a lot of fun and we listen to a LOT of music. My son is an opinionated and massive music head who’s current favorite is Father John Misty—which knocked Nirvana Unplugged out of heavy rotation.
So that’s what my new album is all about. Finding infinite joy in unexpected places with the people you love.
We just finished a Pledge campaign for people to pre-order the album and there will be an official release of A Family Album this Fall.
Holly has released four solo albums & is currently working on a new one. She's recorded and/or toured with David Bowie, Michael Buble, Cee-Lo Green (in Gnarls Barkley), Dr. Dre, Seal, Joss Stone, Billy Preston, Lamont Dozier and Don Was.
TV & Film
Holly's songwriting placements include the theme song to TNT's "Mob City", upcoming indie film "Gravy" featuring Sarah Silverman & ABC's "Private Practice". Most recently she appears on score of the new Cameron Diaz film, "The Other Woman".
The Goods is Holly's band with Lucy Woodward & Michelle Lewis. Think Bridget Jones meets The Andrews Sisters. Recently Holly scored web series, "The Stafford Project" & sings on various film scores, commercials, live concerts & studio dates.