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Billy Lockett Drops Heartfelt Anthem "I Could Use A Friend" Alongside Captivating Music Video

Northampton, 24th November - Today, the soulful sounds of Northampton singer-songwriter Billy Lockett resonate anew as he unveils his latest single, "I Could Use A Friend," through Photo Finish Records. Accompanying this musical gem is a visually arresting music video, providing an intimate glimpse into Lockett's emotional landscape.

Listen to the soul-stirring melodies of "I Could Use A Friend" [here](link) and witness the raw, stripped-back visual storytelling . his beautifully crafted ballad explores the universal theme of seeking solace in friendship during moments of quiet despair. Billy's velvety vocals, coupled with the tender simplicity of piano arrangements, weave an emotive tapestry that pulls at the heartstrings. This release follows hot on the heels of his previous hit, "Finish Line," a genre-defying anthem delving into the complexities of love and loss, seamlessly blending soul and pop elements.

In a candid reflection on the new track, Lockett shares, "I Could Use A Friend is the song I’ve been looking for my whole life. I’ve gone back to my roots with this one, and even though it’s simplistically piano and vocals, it’s a step up. Every chord had to punch me in the heart or it was wrong. The lyrics are about feeling deeply alone throughout my life, whether it was at school or in adult life. I often go through patches where I feel extremely lost and sometimes for no obvious reason. I wrote this song while in one of those dark patches. Written right from my heart, I just love it so so much."

The accompanying music video offers an unfiltered view into Billy's world, adorned with his father's artwork and bathed in the warm glow of candlelight. It's an intimate portrayal of the artist navigating real and difficult emotions, inviting viewers into a secluded haven where vulnerability meets authenticity.

Reflecting on the video, Lockett says, “The video was shot in Abington Grove. I covered the walls in my dad’s artwork and felt it needed to follow the simplicity of the song. I didn’t want any gimmicks with this, just me and a piano at home, making it all about the song.”

Fresh off the press, Lockett's upcoming UK tour dates promise an electrifying live experience for fans. With shows in Birmingham, Northampton, and London already sold out and the London venue upgraded to XOYO due to high demand, tickets are in high demand [here].

Billy Lockett continues to ascend, garnering support from BBC Radio 1 and 2, with his last three singles making it onto their playlists. His impressive streaming figures on Spotify and Apple Music, totaling over 136.1M, solidify his place as a rising star. Featured on prominent playlists like NMF, Chill Hits, Pop Hits, Best of the Week, and A-List Singer-Songwriter, Lockett's talent has not gone unnoticed by media giants such as The Independent, Evening Standard, and The Metro, all hailing him as 'one to watch.'

Having shared the stage with luminaries like Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi, Dean Lewis, Birdy, and KT Tunstall, Billy Lockett's powerful and emotive songwriting has left an indelible mark, amassing over 170 million collective streams and tens of thousands of fans worldwide across various musical genres.


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