Lauran Hibberd has shared the video for her recent single, ‘Still Running (5k)’.
Speaking about the clip, she reveals: “Shooting this video in my hometown on the Isle of Wight was so funny because I’ve spent so long trying to get off and avoid anything to do with it. The track itself is all about that gravitational pull to the place you grew up even though everyone has already left it. It felt right to film it here, on the windiest day of the year. Never thought someone would fly from Berlin to film my prancing around Ryde esplanade but I rate it.”
New track ‘Still Running (5K)’ features – obviously – Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal. “If ‘Comparison is the Thief of Joy’ I obviously don’t want myself to be happy”, explains Hibberd. “‘Still Running (5k)’ explores my self-destructive ideals. In a world where everyone’s life looks better online, and everyone’s thighs don’t touch except in real life, it explains what it feels like to start believing what you read. It’s dangerous to compare your life to others, and it’s somewhat humorous that this is what we let ourselves become. Being the first track off my debut album, with newer hip hop influences, but the same humour-coated stomach aches, I have managed to successfully write a song all about running on the premise that it has absolutely nothing to do with running.”
Lauran’s debut album – titled ‘Garageband Superstar’ – is set to arrive on 19th August via Virgin Music.
Speaking about the title, she reveals: “‘It’s named after the first track I wrote for this album, it made sense to me to call it this because I sometimes do feel like I’m famous when I’m in my bedroom and writing songs on Garageband. Also I’m very aware that as soon as I leave that space, I’m just like everyone else. And I’m ok with that”.
Lauran’s upcoming live dates read:
27 Academy, Manchester (w/ The Snuts)
28 Northumbria Uni, Newcastle (w/ The Snuts)
30 O2 Brixton Academy, London (w/ The Snuts)
1 Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorsal
7 Are You Listening? Festival, Reading
14 The Great Escape, Brighton
27 Bearded Theory
28 A Stone’s Throw Festival, Newcastle
4 Live At Leeds In The Park
4 Sonic Wave, Birmingham
16 Rock For The People, Czech Republic
9 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
22 Truck Festival
29 Y Not Festival
30 Camp Bestival
31 Kendal Calling
5 Wide Skies & Butterflies Festival