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Abbie Ozard and Pixey Release Collaborative New Single “miss american dream” – Taken From Abbie’s Debut Album “everything still worries me” out July 25th via House Anxiety

May 30, 2024
Photo Credit: Charlotte Rudd

Abbie Ozard and Pixey Release Collaborative New Single “miss american dream”

Taken from Abbie Ozard’s forthcoming debut album – everything still worries me– out July 25th via House Anxiety

Abbie Ozard teams up with Pixey for anthemic new single ‘miss american dream’ – an arms-aloft ode to best friend crushes, accompanied by an instantly-iconic video inspired by female friendships. 

ABBIE – “I’ve always looked up to girls and women my whole my life. Constantly in awe of how we do things, how strong we are as individuals and how powerful the energy can be when they’re in a room together. This track is not only a celebration of girlhood but a celebration of romance and friendship between women, something I’ve always wished to write about. Being in the room with Lizzie (Pixey) gave me the confidence to do this.” 

PIXEY  “I loved working with Abbie on this track. It started from a session where I was supposed to be just producing, but loved the track so much I knew I wanted to feature on it too. Abbie then texted me and asked if I’d like to write the second verse so it came together perfectly.” 

Abbie and Pixey’s bond began virtually with the two mutual fans exchanging DM compliments over Instagram before meeting in Pixey’s home studio.  

The track was a team effort, written together, and the very first time that Pixey has produced for another artist. It reflects themes of female friendship and having the constant support of strong women, something both artists hold as sacred. Both Abbie and Pixey share a similar path, striking out into the national music scene from the North West (Abbie from Manchester, Pixey from Liverpool) to wider acclaim.

Abbie Ozard has created this illustrious and playful setting, a soundscape that feels bright yet delicate, one which progressively moves into melodic and addictive territories. Commencing with a prominent beat and this influx of carefully crafted synth cadence, backing Abbie’s ethereal harmonies as she leads the journey with the lyrical direction.

Hooked on the atmosphere, the passages shift for the heavier pop-inspired chorus where the audience fully embraces the magnitude of this dreamy release. Then the lyrics and the harmonic focus shift to the next verse and introduce the intoxicating efforts of Pixey. What a collaboration, the energy of these two formidable artists unites and stirs this immense passion into the alternating soundscape. The intensity shifts through heightened euphoria to lo-fi depths and subtle soundscapes, alternating the time signature and the vast array of textures on offer throughout, from the first listen not only will you be amazed, but you’ll be singing back. A triumphant release and compelling collaboration to easily obsess over.

Liverpool based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Pixey’s highly-anticipated debut album Million Dollar Baby is due for release 2nd August via Chess Club records.  This follows widespread support for her previous releases including being championed by Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Mollie King, and spotlighted by Spotify.  

Abbie’s debut album everything still worries me for July 25th via House Anxiety (Courtney Barnett, King Krule, Genesis Owusu, Royel Otis) with new single ‘anything for you’. 
 
The debut LP is at heart a celebration of friendships, family and relationships, all the while presenting an underlying sense of uncertainty. The juxtaposition between embracing small joys, and the way they can quickly turn sour – your drink spills, your ice cream melts, your socks have holes in them – reflects the unease of navigating life in your twenties. 
 
It embraces knotty questions – should we be happy and content with the small things that bring us joy? Are we being spoilt by wanting more? Or are we meant to work as hard as possible to achieve our ‘dream life’? Abbie paints an ‘upside down world’, not knowing what the hell is going on – all the while romanticising everyday things to come back down to earth.   
 
In other words, it is life in full colour. 
 
This expansive thematic approach is reflected in the sound of the record – everything is unashamedly big and bright, designed to hit the seats at the back of the arena. 

Abbie began teasing the debut LP last year with her singles ‘days like these’ and ‘i don’t know happiness without you’ before announcing in April with ‘anything for you’. 
 
Abbie has been 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 both across BBC Radio 1, where she has also seen daytime airplay courtesy of a BBC Introducing Track of the Week grab. Abbie McCarthy and Chris Hawkins have been fans at BBC 6 Music.  

Headline tours through 2022 and 2023; a debut Glastonbury performance and European tour support stint with Briston Maroney, as well as many festival slots have seen the indie anthems well and truly road-tested. 

everything still worries me – the debut album from Abbie Ozard – is out July 25th via House Anxiety. ‘miss american dream’ ft. Pixey is out now. 

Live Dates 
18th August – Hardwick Festival 
27th June – London Bridge City Summer By The River 
1st June – Wychwood Festival 

Pre-Order The Album Here

https://www.instagram.com/abbieozard

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