Aubrey Haddard

Aubrey Haddard embraces (and avoids) the spotlight on “Thin Line”

Brooklyn-based performer Aubrey Haddard understands the scrutiny one faces as a performer — the inkling that “everyone’s watching,” of feel[ing] on the display.” Such sentiments influenced her latest single “Thin Line,” a new pop offering with strong indie rock roots. Driven by a walking alt soul baseline and a punchy percussive backbone, Haddard’s melodious range dominates the space, bringing the necessary bravado this maximalist effort, while lyrically detailing feelings of uncertainty, or in her own words, “starting to realize I’m walking on a thin line” just as everything seems to be going fine. It’s a clever(and catchy) exploration of the singer’s psyche, a track that splits the difference between extreme confidence and self-doubt that feels quintessentially human — watch the video below, and keep an eye out for Haddard’s forthcoming LP, out later this year.

   

Aubrey Haddard releases new single + plays Once Ballroom (5.18)

You may already know her from Boston-based funk-soul outfit The New Review, but that’s no excuse to sleep on singer-songwriter Aubrey Haddard’s solo project. Her most recent single “I Should Know Better” (streaming below) is dynamic and rhythmically complex, bringing an edge to her relatable and catchy lyrics (“now every night Im a 2AM hot mess / and every day I get a little more heartless.”) Don’t miss your opportunity to see Haddard play live at Once Ballroom in Somerville on May 18th. - Lilly Milman