Rising star Abby Roberts returns with her brand-new track ‘Imposter Syndrome’ (listen here). The 80s inspired indie track was produced by Sammy Witte (Harry Styles’ co-writer and producer) and written by Abby with friend and collaborator Halsey. The release marks the start of a new musical era for Abby Roberts as she takes herself and her music to the next level.
On the single’s release, 22-year-old Abby says: “When it came to making ‘Imposter Syndrome’ I was out on a writing trip in LA for the very first time and felt completely out of my depth being in rooms with incredibly talented producers, writers, and artists. I couldn’t help but feel like I didn’t deserve to be there. There was always this little voice telling me I was a fraud, I wasn’t good enough and hadn’t achieved enough to be worthy of the life I was experiencing. That day I had a session with Ash (Halsey) and confided in them on how I was feeling – and in the strangest coincidence Ash had also written down a bunch of lyric ideas on this feeling on her way to the studio that day, it felt like fate that ‘Imposter Syndrome’ was born. To channel these dark feelings inspiration was taken from 80s gothic music like The Cure but with a bit of a pop twist.”
The dreamy new single is Abby’s first musical release since laidback melancholic pop rock EP Ashes which included tracks ‘Paramaniac’, ‘Pink Champagne’, and ‘Video Girl’. The latter premiered on Rolling Stone UK, who described it as “a powerful critique of social media’s dark side” as the relatable video highlights the increasing social media pressure that many young people face.
Having recently performed at Romania’s Summer in the City 2023, The release marks the start of a new musical era for Abby Roberts as she takes herself and her music to the next level. including a show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 8th November. Ticket information can be found here. With an impressive touring history so far, Abby has previously opened up for the likes of Halsey, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves, and The Marias, as well as impressing crowds at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival and Reading & Leeds Festival last year.