Each track on Thorns will come with its own music video.
The five-track EP features the songs Peculiar and Fairwell, with the video for the former being released on 10 May.
Speaking to TenEighty, Libby exlains the inspiration behind the visual EP: “Honestly, I just wanted to do something different!
“This is the fourth EP I’ve released now and when thinking about which song to make a video for, it was hard to pick just one that I liked and so I figured, why not do all four?
“It’s been stressful and a LOT of work but ultimately it’s worth it!”
In terms of the biggest lesson she learned during the process, Libby says it was that “time is important”.
“Give yourself more time record rather than trying to rush a deadline,” she says. “It makes you feel a lot happier about the end product.”
Another lesson she expands on is planning: “Plan thoroughly so that you’re able to record things and film things in a way that means you feel less frazzled as you get closer to an actual deadline.”
With each song having a music video to go with it in the future, TenEighty was curious as to how the writing process went when it came to thinking about the videos.
“For songs like Peculiar, I always envisioned it being set in a forest,” Libby explains. “Weightless Words as a song was written from a jumble of memories and images in my head which is what shaped the music video into the style it is.”
She goes on to add: “The others were less envisioned but there are still parts of them that I had in mind almost as soon as I’d finished them and thought about what they could possibly be.”
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Libby has previously released three other EPs, the last one being Bitter Sweet which was released in September 2017.
Discussing the differences between her previous EP and the new one, she says: “Bitter Sweet was definitely more cheerful sounding and whilst the songs were a bit more produced than the last EP. This one is much fuller.
“Thorns has drums on every track, soundscaping, effects, bass, electric guitar is even in there at one point.”
When it comes to her plans following this EP release, she tells TenEighty: “Well, I have to get all five of these music videos out and then I think we were talking about pulling back a bit to releasing singles after.”