Our Close Up Artist Spotlight this week is Abbie Ozard who is currently gearing up to play her first headline London show this Sunday (October 20). We’ll let her answers to the rest of the talking…
Abbie it’s great to have a chat! We love your music as you well know. In the next few weeks you take on one of your debut LDN headline show, what should we expect!?!
Expect a show full of sad bangers that you can cry and dance to!!!
Your new EP has been repeat at CloseUp HQ, could you tell us a bit more what it’s about, and what it means to you?
That’s lovely thanks guys <3 I like to think of this ep as a reflection on how my life has been the past few years, there’s been a lot of changes and writing it has helped me through them. I like to think of it as a little insight into what goes on in my brain so it means a lot to me. I hope people can listen to growing pains and relate to the experiences in it so they can hopefully feel less isolated, growing can be an isolating process!
Your tunes have been listened to hundreds of thousands of times across the world as Spotify informs us, Spotify is now such a big player in the industry, how important do you think it is for acts?
I think despite the lack of income artists gain from Spotify its such an important platform for artists. Personally, I discover most music through Spotify it’s so easy to access new and undiscovered music. I guess the ultimate aim is for as many people to hear your music as possible and Spotify definitely helps with that.
If you created a Abbie Ozard Festival, and could pick 3 headliners, who would you go for?!
Bon Iver, The 1976 and Snail Mail.
Should we expect new music soon, or is that info too much to ask?!
Yes you should!!! The grind never stops.
Taken from Abbie Ozard’s debut EP, ‘Growing Pains’ is currently featured on the ICM Discoveries playlist.
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