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Gaby Mawson
Gaby Mawson

Gaby is a London based writer and visual communicator specialising in the music and film industries.

Abbie Ozard has just released her brand new EP ‘let’s play pretend’ and we love it! The EP is a collection of four characterful songs that encompass what actually being in your early twenties is like.

‘let’s play pretend’ is lead by Abbie’s latest single ‘breakdowns’ which highlights the issues that can come from having online lives and feeling disconnected to real life. “Everyone’s having breakdowns because it’s the thing to do”, which I think a lot of young people can resonate with especially during these strange times.

Abbie says herself “this whole EP is me romanticising my life. It took me a while to realise this as I considered each tune to be so separate. But after a late night of thinking, it dawned on me that each song on the EP is literally just me playing pretend haha!” The other songs on the EP include ‘pink sky (endless summer)’, ‘tv kween’, and ‘true romance’ which all have a 90s-tinged style about them so they tie together perfectly.

The Manchester based artist has been supported on BBC Radio 1 by DJ’s Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens as well as BBC 6 Music. This has helped her gain a strong following and millions of plays on Spotify. We look forward to seeing where Abbie takes her musical career in the future with her upcoming performances scheduled at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds this year.

Listen/watch ‘True Romance’ here: