Lauran Hibberd Captures The Awkward State Of Falling For A Stoner Sober In “Sweat Patch”

When you’re doomed by drugs, even if you don’t take them

Photo: Nathan Russell

UK artist Lauran Hibberd places us in that weird state of crushing someone who is far more into drugs than romance in new single “Sweat Patch.” Yes, this song is about drugs, but Lauren offers it through the perspective of a sober individual who observes everyone flying to cloud 9 as she stays grounded on earth. Built on bursting riffs and flooding vibrations, “Sweat Patch” is a dazing portrait of a star-crossed romance doomed by manmade substances:

“‘Sweat Patch’ is arguably a song about drugs, but it’s not like I’m trying to be cool about it. I’m pretty much frigid with anything unprescribed. But because of that, this song is based on my idea of that world. There’s loads of songs about getting high, not as many songs about watching and I guess analysing other people do it. I guess this is me, soberly sat in a room watching all of my friends take drugs. I guess there’s also a nod to the elephant in the room, A DUDE. There’s always a dude! And I guess this song stemmed from me being into this guy, but he was pretty much into other things more.” shared Lauran.

Lauran’s on tour supporting The Regrettes this fall:

Europe 2019

08 Nov – O2 Academy Islington, London*

09 Nov – O2 Academy 3, Birmingham*

11 Nov – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow*

12 Nov – The Key Club, Leeds*

13 Nov – The Deaf Institute, Manchester*

14 Nov – Arts Club, Liverpool*

15 Nov – La Boule Noire, Paris*

18 Nov – Blue Shell, Cologne*

19 Nov – Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg*

20 Nov – Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen*

22 Nov – Musik & Frieden, Berlin*

23 Nov – Proxima, Warsaw*

24 Nov – Rock Cafe, Prague*

26 Nov – Flex Café, Vienna*

27 Nov – Strom, Munich*

30 Nov – Razzmatazz Room 3, Barcelona*

01 Dec – Moby Dick, Madrid*

Europe 2020

15 Feb – The Joiners, Southampton

16 Feb – The Louisiana, Bristol

18 Feb – The Bodega, Nottingham

19 Feb – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

20 Feb – Camden Assembly, London

*The Regrettes support