Who’s the hottest new singer? Lauran Hibberd that’s who!
Lauran Hibberd’s debut single The House I Built When I Was Small in 2015, quickly picked up airplay from Soho Radio, Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Shell Zenner and Kathryn Tickle (Amazing Radio) and Maz Tappuni (Radio X). The single was also featured on the in-store playlists of both Harrods and Costa and was chosen by Newton Faulkner to feature on the June playlist for ‘Richer Unsigned’.
Over the last 18 months, Lauran Hibberd has been touring around the UK. This included appearing at the Y-Not, Bestival and multiple Isle of Wight Festivals. And now, Lauran is back with her new EP Favourite Shade Of Blue set to be released 12th May. This EP will feature five tracks including the title track – Favourite Shade Of Blue. Lauran is now playing to an ever-growing fan base and is set to release a bunch of live dates which will coincide with her EP release in the near future.
Beautifully skewed pop – haunting and inspirational, the songs featured here are in Lauran’s own words “demonstrate the happiness that comes with sadness. It signifies the purity that comes with youth, and how it slowly disappears into the unavoidable… (love, loss and all that falls in-between)”.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Laura Marling and Lucy Rose, the singer – songwriter effortlessly strikes a poetic balance between pop and folk by combining her ethereal vocal with a simple, delicate guitar style. The results are quite stunning and are further proof that Lauran Hibberd is emerging as one the most truly original and innovative young artists around right now.