Northampton-born singer-songwriter Billy Lockett releases new single ‘Last Thing On Your Mind’, taken from his forthcoming album ‘Abington Grove’ due February 17th 2023 via Photo Finish Records.
Following the release of his latest album ‘Abington Grove’, new single ‘Last Thing On Your Mind’ is the latest heartbreak anthem to deep dive into the bewildering moments of a collapsing relationship. Partnering his vulnerable lyricism alongside powerful piano chords, the track is a delicately raw pop ballad.
Talking about the new track Billy says “People always talk about the dramatic reasons for break ups like cheating or fights but Last Thing on Your Mind is about all the relationships that sometimes die for no real reason. It’s about feeling like the love is just running out with someone and that you almost wish something dramatic could happen just to give you a better reason for feeling so sad. Proper happy tune this one, great for kids birthdays.”
‘Last Thing On Your Mind’ is taken from Billy’s forthcoming album ‘Abington Grove’, due for release February 17th 2023 via Photo Finish Records (pre-order here). Named after the street of his dad’s house where he grew up, speaking further about the album Billy says “This is my first ever studio album. You only get to say that once in your life, so I felt ten years was enough time to get it right.
Every song is a different piece of my life, whether that’s involving love, addiction, self doubt, euphoria…building this body of work has been my therapy, and I can honestly say I’ve never been more proud of anything.
Art is all about evolving, so after being known mainly for my ballads in the past, this has been a great chance for me to explore so many sides to myself and how that manifests in sound.
Abington Grove was the street name of my dad’s house that I grew up in, with him. He died when I was 22, which was a tough age to lose him. I’ve spent pretty much the whole time since then in the cellar of his old house writing this album, so it felt like it couldn’t possibly be called anything else.
Having supported the likes of Lana Del Ray, Lewis Capaldi, Birdy and KT Tunstall, Billy Lockett has rubbed shoulders with the stars and has amassed over 110 million collective streams and tens of thousands of fans across the globe for his powerful and emotive songwriting spanning a myriad of genres.
Billy, who has been cited as “The English Lewis Capaldi,” takes everything he’s seen, heard, experienced, and felt and renders his life as songs you can sing aloud with friends or find solace in when you’re alone. Coming from a background of struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, Billy’s journey continues in a new direction for the future, embracing sobriety for the first time.
Billy will be headlining London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 1st November. Tickets here.