Billy Lockett premieres new track ‘Who I Am’ exclusively on FAULT

Get to know singer/songwriter Billy Lockett, whose style of deeply personal and emotive storytelling translates into a body of music that sonically is akin to Bon Iver, mixed with the pop hooks of a London Grammar and with the piano elements of composer Ludovico Einaudi. With a 2016 debut EP under his belt that shot straight to the top spot of the iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts, Billy has taken 2017 by storm with a flurry of sold-out London dates and European festivals. With support slots for the likes of Lana Del Ray and Birdy, the 25-year-old Northampton native delivers a style of intelligent songwriting that is fiercely passionate.
FAULT spoke to him about the influences and narrative behind new single WHO I AM, and the tracks that helped him to shape this particular song. Get stuck into it here:

Read below to discover more about Billy and read about 5 seminal tracks that act as the inspirations behind the new track and stream it on FAULT exclusively ahead of its release tomorrow.
Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
I love how the piano builds from 0-100 in this song, while the vocal stays chilled throughout.

Coldplay – Midnight
Initially I wrote Who I Am using a vocoder! Coldplay’s Midnight vocoder instantly grabbed me the moment I heard it and pretty much set me off feeling inspired to create something as amazing.

Foals – Spanish Sahara
 This track is an anthem, the structure blew my mind when I first heard it. I love the repetitiveness and simplicity in the track, constantly focusing on a build. I like to think I’ve achieved that dynamic with Who I Am.

Martin Luke Brown – Into Yellow
One of the weirdest tunes I’ve heard this year from a new artist but one of my favourites. His falsetto really cuts through the track, I can only hope my track can achieve the same feeling.

Everything Everything – Duet
One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands, the lyrics from this song were one of the main influences on my track.

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