ABBIE OZARD reveals Tarantino inspired video for latest single ‘True Romance’ out now via LAB Records
Manchester based Abbie Ozard reveals the retro visual to her latest single, the escapist, 90s-tinged ‘True Romance’ – out now via LAB Records.
Quickly building acclaim with her penchant for wistful coming of age tales, Abbie Ozard nails the ennui, anxieties and liberation of early 20s social navigation in her beachy indie. ‘True Romance’ follows in this vein – tackling listlessness by fantasising about being the lead character in the Quentin Tarantino film of the same name. The 90s film is also a key aesthetic touchstone of the video – filmed as a two person shoot with her best friend and photographer Charlotte Rudd.
This sublime pop hit will move you with the melody and the emotive appeal which runs deep within the track. Immersive and injected with elements of frantic fun and energetic bursts found in the instrumentation and the dedicated beat complimenting the standout vocal harmony. Visually the aesthetics of the new video fuse with the wistful vibe Ozard projects.
“Growing up and living in a small town has made me dream of better things, and being a better person outside the bubble that I live in at the moment.
I feel like I’m constantly having some form of identity crisis; I watched True Romance and thought ‘fuck, i just want to be Alabama in this film’ and live this mad life with a cool leopard print coat on and purple converse. I want to be this character, with a cool life, and ride around in a pink cadillac. Hopefully one day I’ll be happy with everything that’s going on and the way I am, but for now I’m just gonna carry on wishing I was in True Romance haha”
Her sound has evolved into its own space, with the help of Rich Turvey (Oscar Lang, Vistas, Blossoms) on co-production duties, to combine a humour indebted style of indie-pop with grittier, stylised stateside sounds of Best Coast or Day Wave.
She’s emerged into a supportive scene with contemporaries Lauran Hibberd, Whenyoung and Phoebe Green, touring with the former two at personal request, and establishing her own cult set of fans.
Signingwith Liverpool based Modern Sky for management, before LAB Records, a hot streak of releases has seen acclaim build across all fronts. Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens have consistently backed across BBC Radio 1, with Abbie McCarthy and Chris Hawkins offering spins at BBC 6 Music. Her growing catalogue has had over 2 million streams already, including strong support in Spotify’s flagship Indie playlists.
On the live front, as well as prize tour slots, she earned praise for her BBC Introducing performance at Bluedot Festival last year, and has been selected to perform at next year’s Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds.
‘True Romance’ is out now via LAB Records.