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Lauran Hibberd Releases Touching “mary” Music Video

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Lauran Hibberd is not only an internationally-acclaimed alternative pop sensation, but she is also a rising queer icon. Today, Hibberd shared her new double-date-themed music video for her recent single “mary.” The euphoria-inducing garage rock-tinged song is a brilliant, optimistic romantic track that sounds exactly like falling in love.

Hibberd shares that the song is her favorite she has ever written and “YES, it’s a true story, and YES, everybody needs a ‘mary’ in their life. After having a particularly rough year, having this song in my back pocket became a breakthrough for me—like a crack in the curtain where the light slips in.” Check out the real-life-inspired music video for “mary” below.

“Filmed on a day off from tour, in LA with some extremely cool people, we managed to recreate my double date. Of course, my double date was a more washed-out, Wetherspoons-coded version, but you get the drift,” Hibberd says of the video. “I was so excited to film this video in the States, and to mainly be outside in a skirt in October. This is my favorite video I have ever made, it reminds me of videos I grew up on and captures a nostalgia which I constantly crave when making music. Drenched in 90’s and early noughties references, the video is an exact play-by-play of the day I met ‘Mary’—aka the best day ever. Directed by the amazing Richelle Chen.”

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If you can’t get enough of Hibberd, you’re not alone, and there’s great news for you! Recently, the Garageband Superstar artist just announced her forthcoming sophomore album Girlfriend Material, arriving on March 22 via Virgin Music. The LP will also feature previously released singles “I suck at grieving” and “Honda Civic.”

Kicking off in 2024, Hibberd will join Hobo Johnson for a brief tour across the UK. Check out their tour dates together below and secure tickets here.

Live Performances:

  • Jan. 4—Birmingham, UK @ XOYO
  • Jan 5—Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall
  • Jan 6—Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Warehouse
  • Jan 9—Bristol, UK @ SWX
  • Jan 10—Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
  • Jan 11—Brighton, UK @ Chalk
  • Jan 12—London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
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