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Lily Williams Delivers Soothing Indie-Pop Tune “Happy For You”


Mar 6, 2021

Still riding high off the success of her 2020 single “Lego Bricks“ alongside Euan Allison, that has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify to date, Lily Williams is back with yet another gem, crafting immense indie-pop vibes on breakup anthem “Happy For You.” With over 70k monthly listeners on Spotify and a distinct style influenced by the likes of Nina NesbittJP SaxeBruno Major and Norah Jones, Lily Williams is without a doubt a massive talent on the rise.


Out via Frequency Recordings, “Happy For You” comes alongside a visually stunning music video, and touches on the complicated nature of breakups when people are young and naive. The instrumental perfectly works alongside Lily Williams’ unique vocal timbre, driven by ethereal chords and subtle, trap-inspired production, while the singer and songwriter delivers a soothing performance that can’t be missed.


“The whole concept of this song came from the first line ‘I heard you met a nice girl on the internet, and you stopped smoking cigarettes.’ The ‘nice girl’ refers to your ex moving on with someone new and ‘quitting cigarettes’ is a metaphor for breaking bad habits,” explains Lily Williams. “We wrote this song about the selfish feeling of trying and failing to be happy for someone that is better off without you. Even if you know the best thing is for the relationship to end, it still hurts to see someone you loved doing great with a whole new person and a whole new life that doesn’t include you in it.”