Lauran Hibberd - I'm Insecure

Lauran Hibberd
I’m Insecure

Quirky alt-pop with a buzzy edge, Lauran Hibberd’s ‘I’m Insecure’ has a stuttery format with a great flowing chorus. You know the drill by now, people, there’s a lot of fun, but also something substantial underneath.

So the format is a mix of a real stop-start verse, a rap section, and a hooky chorus. The effect is rather excellent, the changes acting as snaps to bring your attention back to the song. It’s like Weezer meets Sleeper!

I’m insecure I want to go home
I got a bad case of imposter syndrome
I’m insecure what a big fat mess
The damage is done I need a brand new head

The instrumentation is complex. The guitar and bass in the verse pick an interesting motif, with things getting palm-muted power-chord chug in the pre-chorus, before morphing into big strumming crunch in the chorus. The drums keep it all glued together, solid and big tones that really slam in the build-up and keeping it simple outside of the verse to make things wash along with class.

We can’t get enough of Hibberd… Garageband Superstar can not come quickly enough.

Watch Lauran Hibberd – I’m Insecure

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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