Online sensation and singer-songwriter Abby Roberts has today (10th June) released her lo-fi, indie, pop-leaning debut EP ‘Ashes’, alongside punchy new single ‘Video Girl.’ The seven-track EP, ‘Ashes’, is released via Melomaniac Records & Locomotion Special Projects and features previously released dreamy pop track ‘Bandaid’ alongside ‘Cigarette Burns’, ‘Pink Champagne’ and ‘Paramaniac’. On the EP release, 20-year-old Abby says ‘I’m so excited to finally have my EP ‘Ashes’ out in the world, it’s been a real journey getting to this point and i couldn’t think of a better way to introduce myself to the world of music!’
‘Ashes’ track listing:
- Pink champagne
- Cigarette Burns
- Video Girl
New track ‘Video Girl’ is accompanied by a compelling video, co- directed by Abby herself, which premiered on Rolling Stone UK yesterday and was described by the magazine as ‘a powerful critique of social media’s dark side’. ‘Video Girl’ was written by Abby Roberts and Noah Terefe, with added production from Matias Tellez and follows the narrative of the idolisation of celebrities and the impact this can have on young people. The video conveys this, with Robert’s taking a ’Miracle-Lax’ powder to achieve an ‘insta-perfect life’ highlighting the increasing social media pressures that many young people face. The video was co-directed by Mr Anderson and filmed in London.
Abby explains; ‘I wrote Video Girl as a way to express to young people like myself who are forever comparing themselves to celebrities and people online, wishing they had the perfect life that those people portray, that the reality of it is not always as it seems. It feels like a conversation with not only my younger self but people who admire me online too.’
Check out Robert’s Debut EP ‘Ashes’ here
About Abby Roberts
Hailing from Leeds, Abby Roberts has become the biggest beauty TikTok creator in the world at the age of 20, with over 17 million followers on the app! On Instagram she’s sitting pretty at 2.6m, while over on YouTube she’s currently on 550,000 subscribers. With a global monthly reach over 80million, Abby Roberts has built an engaged, global community. Always looking for new creative outlets, Roberts returned to her childhood obsession with music. As with all aspects of her output, Roberts’ music is led completely by her and her alone. This year has already seen Robert’s perform alongside the best emerging artists from all over the world at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, with her being set to appear at London’s Community Festival in July and Reading & Leeds Festivals in August. Robert’s will also be heading stateside this Summer to support Halsey on their ‘Love and Power’ tour.