“I feel like I’m constantly having some form of identity crisis; I watched True Romance and thought ‘fuck, I just want to be Alabama in this film’ and live this mad life with a cool leopard print coat on and purple converse.
“I want to be this character, with a cool life, and ride around in a pink cadillac. The 90s film is also a key aesthetic touchstone of the video – filmed as a two person shoot with her best friend and photographer Charlotte Rudd. Hopefully one day I’ll be happy with everything that’s going on and the way I am, but for now I’m just gonna carry on wishing I was in True Romance haha.”
Her sound has evolved into its own space, with the help of Rich Turvey (Oscar Lang, Vistas, Blossoms) on co-production duties, to combine a humour indebted style of indie-pop with grittier, stylised stateside sounds of Best Coast or Day Wave.
Featured image by Charlotte Rudd
Share Check out our full review of ‘True Romance’ here. ‘True Romance’ follows in this vein – tackling listlessness by fantasising about being the lead character in the Quentin Tarantino film of the same name. Quickly building acclaim with her penchant for wistful coming of age tales, Abbie Ozard nails the ennui, anxieties and liberation of early 20s social navigation in her beachy indie. As Abbie elaborates: “Growing up and living in a small town has made me dream of better things, and being a better person outside the bubble that I live in at the moment. Earlier last month Manchester’s Abbie Ozard dropped her QuentinTarantino inspired single ‘True Romance’ and has now shared a music video for the infectious song.
The visuals capture a retro vibe, taking full-advantage of the escapist, 90s-tinged sounding single.