Abbie Ozard announces debut ep ‘Growing Pains’
If 2019 has been a coming of age year for anyone, it’s Abbie Ozard. Teaming up with acclaimed producer Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Vistas) Abbie has released a string of singles of the highest order, from the delightfully pop-y “Growing Pains” and “Heartbreak Radio” to the emotive and mature “On A Low.” Now, with the added gift of the irresistibly cool “Numb”, the Manchester based artist will release the aptly titled “Growing Pains EP” on 27th September.
Already a firm favourite with key tastemakers at BBC Introducing Manchester, Amazing Radio (Shell Zenner and Charlie Ashcroft) BBC 6Music (Chris Hawkins) and most notably Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Abbie has made a real impact at Spotify with “Heartbreak Radio” bagging the coveted New Music Friday UK and Indie List (amongst many other key editorials), with the track being streamed over 160,000 times.
Giving her insight into “Growing Pains EP” Abbie states; “I’ve been through so many different stages with this EP and the idea I had behind it but first and foremost I wanted it to be a reflection on how my life has been the past few years. I’ve been through so many different changes; going to Uni, moving back home, different relationships and friendship groups etc. I can’t really cope with change people coming and going so writing this EP has helped me through that. For “Growing Pains EP” I wanted to create a series of sad bops that people can dance or cry to, like a little musical hug from me”
Her most recent single, the brilliant “On A Low”, released earlier this month again went straight onto New Music Friday UK, picking up air play with BBC Introducing Manchester and Shell Zenner at Amazing Radio. The release also accompanied the exciting news that Abbie will be heading out on her first UK tour, supporting the highflying “Whenyoung” on 9 dates across September and October. In addition to support slots with labelmate “Natalie McCool” and headline slots in Manchester and London, 2019 continues to go from strength to strength for Abbie Ozard. Watch this space.