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Billy Lockett releases ‘You’re Not Alone’

Northampton-born pop singer-songwriter Billy Lockett has released his new song ‘You’re Not Alone’ today, taken from his forthcoming album  ‘Abington Grove’ due February 17th 2023 via Photo Finish Records. Stream here.

‘You’re Not Alone’ is a delicate indie pop number, featuring swirling acoustic guitars and ethereal vocals from Billy. About the track which he wrote with Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Steph Marziano (Hayley Williams, Boniface) he says “It’s about that moment when you admit defeat, come clean, and escape the chaos of life. It’s the only guitar song on the album, and I think it feels refreshing.

I love some of the lyrics, particularly things like “the leg I had to stand on finally broke”. It’s very freeing to me, a kind of “fuck everything let’s run away” vibe. I’m really proud of this one!”

Commenting on his music video Billy explains, “Being a solo artist can be quite a lonely life, I spend most of my time either alone in my studio making music or driving around to shows in my car. I wanted the video to show that as soon I get on stage and see people singing my songs I don’t feel alone anymore, everything clicks into place, I wanted the video to show both sides of the job. Love the little cameo from my mum too, any excuse to get her involved haha.”  Watch here.

Last month was a busy month for Billy Lockett, who released his feel-good Christmas single ‘Guiding Star’ which he performed at Northampton Christmas light switch on. He also played a packed out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, debuting material from his forthcoming album ‘Abington Grove’ due 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 debut 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.”