Trying to shout out a ‘see ya later’ with a big middle finger, rising UK slacker-pop artist Lauran Hibberd‘s latest track Boy Bye is pure glory in resurrected angsty ’90s girl power. Sugar-laced and tongue-in-cheek, this track will tattoo itself on your eardrums and tick away with you for days on end.

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Lauran Hibberd is taking the best of indie rock, bubblegum pop and grunge to deliver a new-age ’90s-styled anthem. Harking back to the likes of Letters To Cleo or Weezer, or even a bit of Fall Out Boy, it’s the sort of track that will cut a big hole in the hearts of the ’90s babies who fell in love with the pop/grunge crossover and rode the wave into the new Millenium.

With catchy hooks that will become irresistibly stuck in your mind (and we mean this quite literally – you’ll be humming this one over your cup of coffee tomorrow), Boy Bye is a sweet little throwback to teenage fun and mischievous familiarity.

Lines like ‘if I could only pull you out a strand a time‘ paints a colourful image of how deeply young relationships can embed within us. It also captures the self-destructive nature of first heartaches that make us want to draw out the pain slowly rather than quickly ripping the bandaid off.

‘Boy Bye’ IS co-dependency, it has a scarily obsessive nature about it and is based on the need to ‘feed’ someone to keep them around. 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. 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. Also BYE BOYSSSS!!!!

Lauran Hibberd

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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo