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Clara Bullock

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Loves hardcore, her heated blanket, and pasta.

Isle Of Wight Pop star Lauran Hibberd has dropped her new single Honda Civic and it’s one to shout along to

Sparking nostalgia for early noughties pop punk stars like Avril Lavigne or early Taylor Swift, Hibberd’s Honda Civic is a powerful and angry track, full of lyrics a lot of us might want to shout at someone we know: “You’re so cool it’s just pathetic / Get back in your Honda Civic.”

“I would like to start by saying no other car manufacturers were hurt during this process”, Hibberd explained. “Honda Civic is a middle finger to anyone I’ve ever dated, anyone I’ve ever thought about dating, and anyone that I potentially ever will date in the future.”

Honda Civic might be “just another breakup song”, but its strength is its specificity, which still manages to be relatable enough for us to sing along to.

“I’m writing the best songs I’ve ever written right now. I feel different. I hope people listen to Honda Civic and feel stronger, almost like biting the finger off of your dentist kind of strong.”

This is a track for anyone who is harbouring some anger towards a guy in a Slipknot t-shirt – maybe shout along to this song before picking up your phone to text him the lyrics.

Watch/Listen to ‘Honda Civic’ here:

For fans of: Avril Lavigne, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift

Catch Lauran Hibberd at the following:

The Castle Hotel, Manchester – 7th July
TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow – 8th July
Belladrum Festival, Inverness – 28th July
110 Above Festival, Leicester – 13th August
Reading Festival – 25th August
Leeds Festival – 26th August