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After a whirlwind 6 months which has seen the Northampton singer / songwriter gather Ones To Watch tips from the Independent, The Metro and The Evening Standard, announcing his signing to Warner’s East West division and a summer full of festivals including The Great Escape, Wilderness and Festival No.6, Billy is back with a cinematic new video for current single ‘Empty House’.

The track, which is produced my MyRiot (Birdy, London Grammar) now offers itself to a beautiful new video shot by director Ethan Graham, on location in the English countryside and moving through a slighter darker narrative that unravels as the visual unfolds. Speaking on the video, Billy says’

’I truly love the video we’ve created, portraying an unconventional set of people all connected in different ways. Working with Ethan was inspiring, his attention to detail is next level and he nailed the vision for this track from the very start. Watching it all come to life over two days was amazing despite the freezing cold’

In light of the new release, we asked Billy to put together a selection of videos that have inspired, affected and stirred him in some way…read below to see which visuals have made a lasting impact on the heartfelt singer and while you are there - press play on the stunning new visual for ’Empty House’ here 




London Grammar - Strong

This is a visual masterpiece, slightly dangerous, very up my street! People have said our styles are quite similar in general.



Ludovico Einaudi - "Elegy for the Arctic" - Official Live (Greenpeace)

The simplicity of the video coupled with the beautiful setting makes this a perfect visual for the music.



Mutemath - Typical

I love the fact that they did this all in one take. The whole thing is reversed, an incredibly creative and original idea, the band had to learn how to sing the song backwards which is incredibly hard. 



OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine - Official Video

Love how fun the video is, and how technically difficult it must have been to make! I particularly love that you can see how many attempts they’ve had from how much paint is already on their outfits. Helps to show its authenticity.



Radiohead - Just

Radiohead is one of my favourite bands and this video is an extremely interesting idea delving into social acceptance. I think the reason they’re laying down is if you put your ear to the ground you can hear Radiohead.


For the latest on Billy head to www.billylockett.com
Photography www.fentonbaileyphotography.com

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