Track of the Day: Lauran Hibberd (UK) “Boy Bye” (2020)

If you’re having a bit of a drowsy Tuesday, you might need this angsty number to get you fired up. Today’s track of the day is UK “slacker-pop” artist Lauran Hibberd with her latest single “Boy Bye”.

Exuding a strong ‘90s indie rock vibe, fans of Liz Phair or The Breeders should enjoy this one. The song also brings to mind more contemporary groups like Soccer Mommy and Snail Mail.

“Boy Bye” sees Lauran Hibberd indulge herself with satirical tendencies and tongue-in-cheek songwriting. The track blends indie rock, grunge and pop sensibilities, to form a song that is as crunchy as it is infectious. This is further reinforced through the production work of Suzy Shinn (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy).

The 23-year-old songwriter explains that the track is about codependency. “I sort of battle with myself throughout the whole track, the same way you would in your brain when stuff like this happens and you try and justify it to yourself,” she states. “There’s an odd strength in it though, and I think it’s noticing it and being able to say it out loud that gives it that balls to the wall sort of ‘get lost’ momentum”.

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Ed Hirst

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