Fresh off the success of her 2020 single “Lego Bricks” alongside Euan Allison, that has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify and been featured on a number of editorial playlists on the platform, Lily Williams is back with her first release of the year, returning to independent, tastemaker label Frequency Recordings to share “Happy For You.” Hailing from London, the singer and songwriter has been steadily rising within the past few years, with over 70,000 monthly listeners, and is gearing up for a lot more singles this year.
A bright, indie-pop gem, “Happy For You” perfectly showcases Lily Williams’ unique skillset and vibrant personality. The honest lyric touches on people’s dating experiences when they’re young and how getting over a breakup is complicated, even when it’s for the best. “Happy For You” is driven by a simple yet multilayered arrangement, proving just how soothing Lily Williams’ songwriting and tender voice can be when paired up with the right instrumental.
"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. 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," explains Lily Williams.
‘Happy For You’ is available now, listen here!