RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29TH
PREMIERED ON MTV UK
“You’ll love Billy Lockett [and his] outta this world video” – MTV
Billy Lockett has unveiled the luminous animated video to his wonderful single ‘Old Man’. This charming piece was created by Sam Gainsborough, an up-and-coming director/animator, by using claymation, animation and various other cinematic techniques, perfectly capturing the mood of Billy’s song – depicting him embarking on a magical journey with his sadly departed father and celebrating the bond they had.
‘Old Man’ is a yearning, heartfelt number and both the song and video are dedicated to Billy’s dad, serving as a poignant reminiscence of the man who formed Billy into the artist he is today.
The video has just received its premiere via MTV UK who have fallen for the video’s charms and the song’s infectious chorus, “Old man teach me a thing or two, I can learn a lot from you”. They’re not the only ones declaring themselves fans of Billy. In the first two weeks of Billy putting ‘Old Man’ on his Soundcloud page he has chalked up over 50,000 plays from his rapidly expanding and loyal fan base.
‘Old Man’ is to be released through Billy Lockett’s own label Selfish Records on September 29th.
After spending the last year touring with the likes of KT Tunstall, Lana Del Rey and Birdy, Billy sets out on his biggest UK headline tour to date in October, which will be rounded off at The Tabernacle on November 6th. The full dates are as follows:
11th Brighton, Komedia 27th Newcastle, Cluny 2
12th Sheffield, The Leadmill 29th Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
14th Norwich, Waterfront Studio 30th Manchester, Deaf Institute
15th Cambridge, Portland Arms 31st Birmingham, Rainbow
16th Oxford, The Art Bar
19th York, The Duchess
20th Hull, Fruit
21st Leeds, Brudnell Social Club 2nd Nottingham, The Bodega
22nd Liverpool, East Village 3rd Bristol, Colston 2
24th Dublin, Grand Social 4th Exeter, The Cavern
25th Belfast, Black Box 5th Southampton, Joiners
26th Edinburgh, The Electric 6th London, The Tabernacle
The ‘Old Man’ EP is to be released on September 29th 2014