Holy Holy have shared new single ‘Port Rd’, a collaboration with Melbourne rapper Queen P.
Inspired by an Arundhati Roy essay on pandemics published earlier this year, the new single is a meditation on the nature of change, and the catalytic opportunities it presents.
The high-energy cut oscillates between woozy, smouldering verses and big anthemic refrains. Queen P’s searing delivery adds an urgency to the song’s lush instrumental, while a large virtual choir of fans’ vocal contributions soars underneath.
‘Port Rd’ arrives alongside a video that’s also collaborative in nature – it’s made up of over 300 video snippets sent in by fans, responding to the track’s themes of collective shift. Watch that below:
“I love the energy she brings,” commented the band’s Tim Carroll on working with Queen P.
“I love collaboration. There’s something really nice about a song having multiple characters – in every way; in the texture of the voice, in the personality and in the story. We feel privileged that she’s up for that.”
With Carroll and bandmate Oscar Dawson split between Melbourne and Sydney, the duo recorded ‘Port Rd.’ while separated from one another. It marks the first new music from Holy Holy since 2019 album ‘My Own Pool of Light’.
To coincide with the single, the duo have announced a run of limited-capacity east coast dates for early next year.
The band will kick off the brief tour with a pair of shows at The Factory in Sydney on January 23, before playing two dates each at the Forum in Melbourne and the Tivoli in Brisbane the following month.
Tickets are on sale December 4, but fans who RSVP to an event on Facebook will get access to a pre-sale on December 3.
Holy Holy’s 2021 ‘Port Rd.’ tour dates are:
Saturday 23 – Sydney, The Factory (early show and late show)
Friday 12 – Melbourne, Forum (early show and late show)
Saturday 27 – Brisbane, The Tivoli (early show and late show)