“Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” From Billy Lockett Offers Warm Acceptance to Our Younger Selves

Billy Lockett is a sentimental and wistful singer-songwriter who grew up in Northampton, UK. His neighborhood, Abington Grove, from which his newly released album gets its name pulls vivid memories from his childhood and incorporates them into the profound lessons Lockett has learned. “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” is the focus track of Lockett’s new album and addresses his younger self with an attitude of self-acceptance, forgiveness, and pure, unfiltered love. 

Guided by an astonishing piano arrangement, dynamic and decadent vocals, and melodic beats, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” is an immersive and powerful listening experience. Billy Lockett sings, “Don’t be so hard on yourself, and love every part of yourself. There ain’t no shame in you asking for help.” The music video is incredibly moving as Lockett interacts with the younger versions of himself. The video peaks as Lockett offers his teenage self a hug over the scene of a broken down car and sonics of his crescendo chorus. 

After his performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Lockett has surpassed more than 20 million streams on Spotify. “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” comes from his newly released album Abington Grove. 


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