Willie J Healey has shared the first track from his eagerly anticipated sophomore record, which arrives later in the year. The love song to unorthodox living ‘Why You Gotta Do It’ is our Track of the Day.
The shining and swirling song is another mark of commendation on Healey’s eclectic report card. It’s an intriguing first release from what promises to be a landmark year for Willie J Healey.
‘Why You Gotta Do It’ is a laidback jam, coated in the salty-sweet charm of Americana the singer explores the over-arching idea that money can’t buy you everything, and all delivered with Healey’s undoubted dry wit.
Healey commented on the song: “Why you gotta do it? You’re breaking my heart. You know it doesn’t make you happy. It’s a love song to myself and anyone else who needs some cash.”
As has become customary with Willie J Healey’s output, the song comes complete with a brilliantly funny video directed by Joe Wheatley. In the video, Healey takes on the role of the ‘happy with his lot’ protagonist amid a range of strange scenes.
Watch the video for Willie J Healey’s ‘Why You Gotta Do It’ below and get ready for the new album coming this year.