Unlike most 20 year-olds, she did it while spending much of that time performing a No. 1 hit radio single nightly in packed arenas worldwide, and amassing new fans like the Midwest collects snowfall in January.
“I started thinking about writing my album on that trip, and it hit me how insecure I was with the lyrical direction I wanted to take it. I wasn’t confident that it was OK to share what was really on my heart,” Hollyn says.
“Even with a great support system around me, no one else—not my family, the team at Gotee...friends—could make that decision for me. There was no real agenda of what kind of album I needed to make. They left it up to me to decide what I wanted.”
A single run through Hollyn’s debut full-length album One-way Conversations should make it clear she ultimately came to a firm resolve. 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.