Lauran Hibberd - 'Frankie’s Girlfriend'
Dowsed in feels from all of our favourite American high-school films; Lauran Hibberd’s latest single ‘Frankie’s Girlfriend’ tells the story about the baggage of bitchiness and insecurity that goes hand in hand with having friends of the opposite sex – specifically when they’re in relationships.
Hibberd’s vocals are saccharine as always, but there’s a subtle sharpness to the delivery in ‘Frankie’s Girlfriend’. Given that the song was written after she had a ‘weird dream’ about a friend – whose girlfriend was less than please to find out – it’s no surprise to hear a little tension in her voice. “Now I can’t sleep at night / too scared to close my eyes / I’m going crazy / this psychopath is ruining my life” is the catchy refrain that holds together one of Hibberd’s best songs to date. She may only have released a handful of songs, but Hibberd is quickly climbing to the top of our ‘ones to watch’ list. Her song-writing style is the perfect amalgamation of candid, carefree and catchy, which makes the news on the release of her debut EP all the more exciting.
Words by Tyler Damara Kelly
‘Everything is Dogs’ will be released on 20th September.
08 Oct – Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham
09 Oct – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
10 Oct – Poetry Club, Glasgow
12 Oct – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
30 Oct – Boileroom, Guildford
31 Oct – Komedia, Brighton
01 Nov – The Anvil, Bournemouth
02 Nov – Mirrors Festival, London