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Abbie Ozard Release New Single “days like these” – Out Now via House Anxiety

October 13, 2023
Photo Credit: Charlotte Rudd

 Abbie Ozard Releases New Single “days like these

Manchester’s Abbie Ozard releases new single ‘days like these’ – out now via House Anxiety – heralding a much anticipated debut album slated for early 2024. 
 
Focusing on a natural sound, the track is an attempted antidote to social media compulsions; the lyrical themes tackle the dark side of internet ever-presence, whilst the instrumentation brings a no-filter approach indebted to grounded camaraderie.  
 
We were never meant to see this much of ourselves, know this much about other people, or have access to the summation of constantly evolving human knowledge – and expected to have an opinion on it right away. Especially as an artist, these pressures of living with one foot permanently online can be wearing. As Abbie elaborates: 

“‘days like these’ is a pretty on the nose commentary record about growing up with the internet and social media being at the forefront of our minds. The boom of tiktok as we all know, has transformed the way we think and feel about ourselves. 

I spent quite a bit of time off posting on social media the past few months, and at the start it made me feel so inadequate, like what I was doing was pointless because I wasn’t filming or making content from it. It took a while to go back to appreciating small things without thinking that I needed to film/post about it, but it was such a lightbulb moment for me.  
 
The chorus for me really resonates with how I feel after scrolling on my bed for ages, just monotonous and tired. I found that I was hopping on a bandwagon of trends, sharing stuff on my story without even fully knowing what I was talking about – I think there’s some humour in that really. Everyone’s guilty of it. I think it’s funny how dark the subject is and how light and airy it sounds.” 

 
As part of the paradoxical darkness in the lyrics, and lightness in the production, Abbie rustled up various friends to help add the backing vocals and live instruments – lending genuine community to an exploration emotional isolation. 

days like these’ follows last month’s ‘i don’t know happiness without you’ in teasing Abbie’s debut album, set for release in early 2024.  

Uniting both innocence and maturity through the lyrics and the delicate harmonies. Abbie has created this truly contrasting pop composition that touches on important themes and twists through fragility, intimacy, and elevated pop threads all whilst stirring this immense wealth of nostalgia. The progression of this artist over the years showcases Ozard’s unique power and ability to create soundscapes that can easily find a connection with the audience. Another composition where Abbie allows the lyrics to fearlessly express a vulnerability that pushes against the movement of the structure.
 
It will no doubt be lapped up by a supportive indie scene that has welcomed and lifted Abbie from her early outings with the likes of Lauran Hibberd, Whenyoung and Phoebe Green. Following her first headline tour in December 2022, this year also saw her first appearance at Glastonbury Festival
 
Championed throughout her career by the most trusted of tastemakers, press takes have come in from broadsheets (The Times, The Independent), indie bibles (DORK, The Line of Best Fit, Clash) and style / culture press (The FADER, NOTION, HUNGER) alike. 
 
Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens have consistently backed across BBC Radio 1, with Abbie McCarthy and Chris Hawkins offering spins at BBC 6 Music, and a recent Track of the Week feature for latest single ‘Ford (drive)’ on BBC Introducing

Abbie will be taking new material on the road and no doubt winning an army of new fans, with an upcoming winter tour in the UK and Europe supporting Briston Maroney

Live Dates 
31st October – Brighton – CHALK w/ Briston Maroney 
1 November – London – Scala w/ Briston Maroney 
3 November – Manchester – Gorilla w/ Briston Maroney 
4 November – Glasgow – Stereo w/ Briston Maroney  
5 November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club w/ Briston Maroney 
7 November – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms w/ Briston Maroney 
8 November – Bristol – Thekla w/ Bristone Maroney 
10 November – Paris – Le Trabendo w/ Briston Maroney 
11 November – Nijmegen – Doornroosje w/ Briston Maroney 
12 November – Amsterdam – Melkweg w/ Briston Maroney 
14 November – Hamburg – Knust w/ Briston Maroney 
15 November – Berlin – Gretchen w/ Briston Maroney 

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