Lauran Hibberd takes aim at exhausting attractions on fierce new single 'Bleugh'


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Cruising toward the release of her new EP 'Goober' with industry successes building as quickly as her fanbase, rising star Lauran Hibberd has dropped a fierce, power-anthem in the form of new single 'Bleugh'.


Channeling the 00's pop-angst of Avril Lavigne and the indie-rock anthems of Wolf Alice and The Big Moon, 'Bleugh' captures the shared exhaustion of a generation filled with internet dating, ghosting and boring relationships as Lauran thrashes through the frustrations of fancying people who are downright exhausting.


Bleughis the only sound that sums up my adult reaction to my pre-naive self”, tells Lauran. “It’s about always being attracted to people who’ve nothing going on, nothing to offer you, yet it’s that hamster wheel you can’t quite jump off.


You’ll probably find these people in bands called something like ‘broken cyclists’ or better yet in moody solo projects called something pretentious like ‘bora boring’. It’s my favourite track of mine, and I’ve been sitting on and incubating this girl for a while. It feels really good shouting ‘Bleugh’ btw, I recommend you try it out."


It's yet another hint that Hibberd and her ability to play on her problems with effortlessly cool and charming wit is destined for huge things. If Charli XCX did Avril Lavigne, it'd probably sound something like 'Bleugh'.