FRESH: ‘I Kinda Like Wait For It You’ – HBBRD

HBBRD showcases “You” from his debut EP

“You” is the sunset. The reflection on the day; on something great, and being happy despite the fact it’s gone. It’s the end of the cycle. “You” is the closing track from HBBRD’s debut EP. “I Kinda Like Wait For It You”. Written in the wake of a break up back in 2017, UK artist Charles Hibberd aka HBBRD wrote “You” while contemplating the relationship and what he could take away from it. Lyrics like “I’d like to think we’re both looking at the same star, but I can’t fall asleep with my curtains open like you” show the bittersweet feeling, longing for the person you loved but understanding exactly why it didn’t work.

HBBRD tell us “This lyric is funnily enough very literal, she did used to sleep with her curtains open, and still to this day mine have to be shut for me to sleep. This song features my favourite lyric on the EP and maybe one of the best I’ve written in “Look happy because you’re alive” which is something I’d repeatedly say to myself during my lowest points. It’s a joke based on the age old ‘just be happy’ trope given to people suffering from mental illness, that turned itself into a positive for me. I found great comfort in the fact I’m alive”. HBBRD’s music is heavily influenced by the easy listening indie pop styles of LANY, Lauv and The 1975, but also takes from the high energy of pop punk bands such as Green Day, Fall Out Boy and All Time Low, aiding it’s ability to get people up and dancing at live shows.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!