The 20-year-old Ohio native Hollyn has had a whirlwind start since the release of her debut EP which featured the No. 1 single “Alone (feat. TRU)” and the Top 5 single “Nothin’ On You.” She’s now followed up with a debut LP album, One-Way Conversations.
“I’ve had to grow up a ton—quickly,” Hollyn told FreeCCM. “One season, I’m a typical teenager living at home; the next, I’m moving to Nashville, managing my own business and spending weeks at a time on a tour bus; all the while trying to figure out if music is truly what God’s called me into.”
And it is that personal reflecting that has led Hollyn to a deeply personal and one-of-a-kind debut full-length album. With co-writers/producers Bryan Fowler, Dave Lubben, Wit & 42 North, Cole Walowac of Capital Kings and Toby McKeehan helping bring her thoughts to life, these ten songs culminate into an earnest snapshot of Hollyn being herself: a young woman working out life with God, relationships, artistry, and career.
From the first track and lead radio single “Can’t Live Without”—born out of that momentous trip to California, Hollyn wastes no time getting real.
“The album needed to start with most important thing to me: An honest confession of the loneliness I feel when I’m not in constant relationship with God or anyone else I care about,” Hollyn says. “I often wonder if I’m even getting across to anyone; struggling to communicate what’s going on in my heart. Conversations don’t seem to go anywhere – hence the album title – and there’s distance. Prayers seem to hit the ceiling. I can’t survive long at all with that distance.”