Embrace Your Existential Hot Mess With Billy Fox’s “It’s A Mess”

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Aussie artist Billy Fox muses on the glorious messiness of life in the most laidback, chill fashion with his latest single “It’s A Mess.” Bleached with the breezy colors of summer soul, “It’s A Mess” is a gentle reminder of the cyclical way life tends to hit its highs and lows. The warm undertones makes the track perfect to listen to while you drive and think about the unexpected things that the universe throws at you:

Speaking of the track, Billy shared: “‘It’s A Mess’ was written for those times when you feel you are losing your footing; life is messy, and you’re feeling the pinch, so to speak. Life ebbs and flows in its mysterious ways, and I feel I’m always in a flux between calm& controlled periods and messy & unpredictable periods. This song is also about embracing the messiness and accepting it as much as you can. Sometimes we need to resist and fight back, but other times, the more we resist, the harder it is for the solution to appear -if you’re caught in a rip in the surf, you’ve gotta keep calm, save your energy and try to keep your head above the water.”

On the video, he added: “My good friend and creative collaborator, Alex Campbell(who is a phenomenal film maker), shot all ofthe short form contentlast year during Melbourne’s 2020 lockdown. We had so much beautiful footage that it just made sense to make a music video with it, and after speaking with my friends up here in Sydney, Macario de Souza and Jarred Lammimanfrom HypeRepublic, we came up with a simple concept which involved a vintage 1964 XM Falcon, the streets of inner-west Sydney and the beautiful mind of Jarred Lammiman behind the lens and on the edit. I took the owner of the car and his partner on a joy ride through the inner-west-they were in the car for the whole shoot and loved the whole process. It truly was a team effort and we’re very grateful.”

“It’s A Mess” is out now everywhere.