Feature: The Anatomy of 'Hoochie' with Lauran Hibberd

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Photo by Nathan Russell

After sharing 'Hoochie' back in April, Isle Of Wight artist Lauran Hibberd this week unveiled the single's brand new music video. The satiric video sees her recreate a late night call girl advertisement. To celebrate the release of the video, she shares the story of 'Hoochie' with us.

I wrote ‘Hoochie’... about 6 months ago. I had the verse lyrics for a while. I always wanted to use ‘nothing ever hit like you my motorbike’ but it didn’t fit anything until now. I was in the studio with Boe Weaver, and were working on guitar parts. It came out really naturally actually, I was just like. Dude, I love that and started singing over it and we were away.

The story behind ‘Hoochie'... is based on that six month period after you stop hanging out with someone. And you sit back and realise that actually, they are kind of a tool and you are actually alright. For me, it has a feeling of confidence in it that I’m yet to apply in my real life.

My favourite lyric is... ‘I don’t wanna catch my breath, I only feel alive when you’re round my neck’

It was made... on the Isle of Wight, at my favourite studio, Humbug with Jim and Rob Homes.

My main inspiration was... I wanted to flip a ‘love’ song on its head. I wanted to be the one that was like, hey, I know you miss me and my van. I know I ruined your life and I’m almost happy about it. Ha.

It sounds best... when you’re driving on the motorway, killing flies.

Check out the video for 'Hoochie' below:

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Tour dates:
May 21st – Joiners, Southampton
May 22nd – Jimmy’s, Manchester
May 23rd – The Lexington, London
May 25th – This Is Tomorrow Festival, Newcastle
June 7th – Tolhuis, Amsterdam*
June 10th – Turmzimmer, Hamburg*
June 11th – Bi Nuu, Berlin*
June 15th – Winchestival
June 21st – Metronome Festival, Prague
Aug 4th – 110 Above Festival, Leicester
*supporting Hippo Campus