UK born and bred soul-drenched singer/songwriter Billy Lockett has just unleashed his latest single. Called “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”, the emotive and important new ballad is off of his debut album Abington Grove which was just released via Photo Finish Records.
With “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”, Billy Lockett writes an anthem for self love and acceptance. A negative voice in our heads can be impactful in such terrible ways and with “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”, Billy encourages himself as well as all of us to ignore those critical thoughts. Lyrics including, “Don’t be so hard on yourself / love every part of yourself / there is no shame for asking for help / don’t worry I’m the same / Oh God we’re all the same,” show just how relatable this narrative is and with a little compassion towards are inner being, we can become triumphant over the pain and suffering. Musically, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” shines with Billy’s gorgeous falsetto over rich piano chords. Catchy melodies sung with fervor are a highlight for this important track. The heartfelt video shows actors playing Billy Lockett as he grows up with his older self in the end being there and hugging his younger version of himself.
Billy Lockett is a rising songwriter who uses his own journey of love, loss and overcoming addiction as influences in his music. He has opened for the likes of KT Tunstall, Lana Del Rey and Lewis Capaldi, building a dedicated fanbase with his enthralling live shows and passionate musical releases. Take a listen to “Don’t Be Hard On Yourself” now and remember you are special and deserve appreciation.
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