Released: 12th February 2021
There’s something about Abbie.
Seriously. One of those EPs that runs front to back with genuine five star bops, ‘Let’s Play Pretend’ doesn’t have to resort to the realm of fantasy to reach for the stars. Based around the idea of romanticising your own life, in truth, many of Ozard’s missives sound far more like speaking into truth.
Take standout ‘TV Kween’. By her own explanation, it’s a song about “pretending I’m this main character that I’m completely not” – yet it’s delivered with such vibrant, scene-stealing brilliance, how could she be anything but? ‘True Romance’ fizzes with the bright primary colours of 90s alt-pop, while ‘Breakdowns’ shows that innate ear for a bop works just as well when turned inwards. Whatever world she’s living in, Abbie Ozard is a star.