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TOMMY ASHBY & LYDIA CLOWES Share Joyful New Single ‘Happy Just To Know’

With airy acoustics and feel-good melodies, Happy Just To Know is the dose of optimism to get you through your day.

Tommy Ashby & Lydia Clowes 2021

UK musician Tommy Ashby teams up with Lydia Clowes for his newest project, the Lay Low EP which is set for release on 14th May. Offering a taste of what’s to come, the duo have shared their first single from the upcoming body of work with Happy Just To Know. A delightfully cheery and optimistic track that will make you feel able to take on whatever the day holds in store, Happy Just To Know transfixes you with gently strummed guitars and expansive acoustics that will whisk you into the rugged countryside of Tommy’s upbringing.

Speaking more about the track, Tommy shares:

‘Happy Just To Know’ was written at the end of February 2020, I’d just moved in with my girlfriend and relocated to the Suffolk coast. Coming out of winter felt like a new beginning, but at the same time coronavirus was becoming pretty scary. I wanted to write a song about finding a true connection with someone and how that feeling evolves over time, I also wanted to draw reference to the changing of seasons along the way. The pandemic has made it apparent just how much we as humans value physical contact and interactions. Loneliness has been so prevalent and has made us re-evaluate all the things we took for granted. Since this is a song about the start of a relationship, I thought it would be interesting to get both points of view across on the vocals. It’s funny that everyone is nervous at the beginning of a relationship and we just don’t need to be.

As for the collaboration with Lydia, Tommy details:

We’ve been playing together as session musicians for years; I’ve never seen anyone make singing beautifully look so effortless. I’d been meaning to ask Lydia to collaborate for an age, but it had never quite worked out until lockdown stopped all session musicians in their tracks.