Lauran Hibberd Announces ‘Girlfriend Material’ Album Via New Single ‘Mary’

Lauran Hibberd has announced the release of her sophomore album ‘Girlfriend Material’ and shared its lead single, ‘Mary’.

The new album arrives March 22, 2024 via Virgin Music and will also include previous singles ‘Honda Civic’ and ‘I Suck At Grieving’.

Have a listen to the record’s brand-new lead single, ‘Mary’ below, which the singer has described as the “favourite song [she’s] ever written” and “the soundtrack to a great day.”

Announcing the era of her new album, Hibberd has said:

“Welcome to ‘Girlfriend Material’, here you will find the 12 stage instruction manual on how to make the perfect girlfriend in under an hour. Listen more than once to ensure perfection.” 

“Making this record came oddly naturally, it felt like it was supposed to come out of me and I’ve never felt so attached to a body of songs like this. 

“I think i’m at a point in my life where I’ve started to really experience ‘life’, with going through losing a parent, having a life altering break up, living on my own for the first time, and exploring who the ‘f*vk’ i actually am. Everything I am right now is in this album. 

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever made, and I’ve worked with some incredible people in the process. It’s definitely been the one thing that’s kept me going over the last year, and I hope it can do the same for other people. With love, Lauran Hibberd (100% girlfriend material).”

And check out Hibberd’s forthcoming live dates at the start of next year.

4th Jan – XOYO, Birmingham*

5th Jan – New Century Hall, Manchester*

6th Jan – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow*

9th Jan – SWX, Bristol*

10th Jan – Tramshed, Cardiff*

11th Jan – Chalk, Brighton*

12th Jan – Electric Ballroom, London*

*w/ Hobo Johnson

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