Today, Isle of Wight’s Lauran Hibberd has revealed a new video to accompany her recent single ‘Mary’, a bouncing slice of addictive pop-punk which Lauran says is her “favourite song I’ve ever written, it’s the soundtrack to a great day”.
Sharing more behind the scenes details, she has revealed that the video was “filmed on a day off from tour, in LA - with some extremely cool people, we managed to recreate my double date. Of course, my double date was a more washed out, Wetherspoons coded version - but you get the drift. This is my favourite video I have ever made, it reminds me of videos I grew up on and captures a nostalgia which I constantly crave when making music. Drenched in 90’s and early noughties references, the video is an exact play by play of the day I met ‘Mary’ - aka the best day ever. Directed by the AMAZING Richelle Chen.”
‘Mary’ follows on from Lauran’s summer single ‘Honda Civic’ and the poignant track ‘I Suck A Grieving’, all of which are set to feature on her upcoming second album ‘Girlfriend Material’ (out on 22nd March 2024 via Virgin Records).
“Welcome to ‘Girlfriend Material’, here you will find the 12 stage instruction manual on how to make the perfect girlfriend in under an hour. Listen more than once to ensure perfection”, Lauran has said, by way of introduction. “Making this record came oddly naturally, it felt like it was supposed to come out of me and I’ve never felt so attached to a body of songs like this. I think i’m at a point in my life where I’ve started to really experience ‘life’, with going through losing a parent, having a life altering break up, living on my own for the first time, and exploring who the ‘f*vk’ i actually am. Everything I am right now is in this album. It’s the best thing I’ve ever made, and I’ve worked with some incredible people in the process. It’s definitely been the one thing that’s kept me going over the last year, and I hope it can do the same for other people. with love, Lauran Hibberd (100% girlfriend material).”
Watch the video for ‘Mary’ - and remind yourself of her forthcoming live shows with Hobo Johnson - below.
04 XOYO, Birmingham*
05 New Century Hall, Manchester*
06 SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow*
09 SWX, Bristol*
10 Tramshed, Cardiff*
11 Chalk, Brighton*
12 Electric Ballroom, London*
*w/ Hobo Johnson