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Willie Lock Releases Emotive New Song “My Brother”

Willie Lock’s new song “My Brother” is out today, October 15th, on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the brand new track below.

“My Brother” is a solo-write by local NYC artist Willie Lock. Lock shared that he wrote the song “after hearing the news that a close friend had passed. It is my tribute to a great person, and the most personal song I have ever released”. 

While so personal to Lock, “My Brother” is also incredibly relatable to anyone that has ever lost someone close to them too soon. It’s about someone you grew up with and shared so many early memories with that helped shape your life. It is a beautiful tribute to a dear friend and you can feel the power of their friendship through Lock’s delivery. 

“I’m talking about you and me // Bud lights on the eighteenth tee // And shots of whiskey in Tennessee // Best Friends in the seventh grade // To best man at your wedding day // We said we’d always be there for eachother // Even though we ain’t related // and even though you didn’t make it // You’ll always be // You’ll always be my brother”

The song follows his last release back in February, “Bad Things”, a song about that person that you know isn’t good for you, yet you keep going back to them.

Lock has played several shows in New York City and across Long Island. For our local followers, you may know him as the frontman for Mean Machine or one half of Sunrise Highway. He has plays often plays at local venues like The Inn (Long Beach), Salt Shack (Babylon), Dublin Deck (Patchogue), Dockers (The Hampton) and Red Lion, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Delancey in NYC.

Recently, Lock announced that would be hosting a new series, ‘Songwriter Sunday’ with the Queensfolk collective in Astoria at Sek’end Sun – a writers’ round happening once a month which features New York-based songwriters. He is looking to start more writing rounds around NYC as well.

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Willie Lock drops his brand new song “My Brother,” out today.

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“My Brother” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Fellow New Yorker Willie Lock Releases New Song “Bad Things”

Willie Lock’s new song “Bad Things”, co-written by Lock, Dan Emino, and John Pizz, is available now, February 26th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Willie Lock’s new song "Bad Things" is available everywhere now, February 26th

Willie Lock’s new song “Bad Things” is available everywhere now, February 26th

For our local New Yorkers, Lock will be playing the 6th Ward in Brooklyn tonight (2/26) with his co-writer Dan Emino in celebration of their song release. The two posted a clip of the song the day they wrote it way back in May of 2019. They also posted an acoustic version of the song on Instagram Live in May 2020. Lock will also be playing Sunday at The Inn in Long Beach with his other co-writer John Pizz.

Willie Lock is a local New York country artist that has spent the better half of the last decade performing across the country. He may actually be more known to local New Yorkers and specifically Long Islanders than they realize. Lock has been the lead singer of the cover band Mean Machine since early 2016. Mean Machine has played across the tri-state area and are frequent performers of summer night gigs at popular locations across NYC and Long Island including The Inn (Long Beach), Salt Shack (Babylon), Dublin Deck (Patchogue), Tiki Joe’s Beach Hut (Smith Point), and Dockers (The Hamptons). 

With three released songs so far, Lock’s journey is only just beginning and he believes “Bad Things” will be the biggest song of his career. Lock’s debut single “Follow Your Soul” was released in June of 2019. This song is the story of his journey as an artist including moving to New York City and the challenges he faced along the way including his fight to make ends meet and continuing to believe in his dream of making it as an artist. When Lock was sleeping on his friend’s floor and unable to afford the subway fare to and from work, he spent many nights walking home from his restaurant job. It was on those walks that he wrote “Follow Your Soul”. He says this song “is a story about not caring about what anybody thinks of you, taking the opinions of outsiders with a grain of salt, and staying true to yourself.” If it weren’t for following his soul and believing whole-heartedly in the lyrics of this song and its message, he would likely not be where he is now, continuing to release music and chase his dream of making it as an artist.

Following his debut single in 2019, Lock went on to release three new songs in 2020 including “Radio”, “100 Ways” and an original Christmas song, “Footprints”. In June of 2020, Locke also formed the duo Sunrise Highway, a group with his good friend, guitarist, and fellow Mean Machine member, John Pizz. Lock made his Nashville performance debut this past June when Sunrise Highway toured from New York to Nashville.

Continuing on the momentum that the last year has brought him, Lock has now released his newest single “Bad Things”. This song is about that person that you know isn’t good for you, but you keep going back to them anyway. Just because you know they’re bad for you, doesn’t mean that’s going to stop you from wanting them.

“Like I’m stealing things when I knew I’d get caught and / Touching fire when I knew it was hot and / Mixing liquor at the end of the night / You’re one of the bad things that I like / Getting high off the Cali Fire and / Doing 90 in a 75 and / A cigarette at the end of the night / You’re one of the bad things that I like”

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Willie Lock releases.

To keep up with Willie Lock, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

“Bad Things” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Acoustic Country Music Wednesdays Continue At The Beach House

We’re holding on to summer as Country Wednesdays continue! Enjoy live acoustic country music from the area’s best singer-songwriters at The Beach House, beginning at 6PM.

The Beach House, located in Long Beach, New York is currently open for indoor & outdoor dining (limited capacity), curbside pick-up, and delivery. Stop by on Wednesday evenings and enjoy a brand new crab and cocktail-inspired menu plus your favorite country tunes. 

This Wednesday, September 9th, Willie Lock and Sunrise Highway bring an acoustic country night session to The Beach House. Stop by for live music, dinner, and drinks. Reservations are suggested and don’t forget your mask!

 

 

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