The London trio Happyness have released the latest teaser from their upcoming LP Write In the brilliant new track ‘Through Windows’, and it’s a bit of a tearjerker. We gave you a preview of the album recently and now you get to hear another track, you lucky lot.
The track is a sweetly lilting song, its gentle piano and heart wrenching subject matter makes it a touching and emotive piece. The breathy vocal feels earnest and the heart of the song beats with veracious knowing.
The band said “This started as an instrumental thing on guitar and piano. It was about double the speed. We had to name it immediately to save the Logic file and the name just kind of stuck. The song was written later standing around the piano and the recording was pretty much finished the same day. But the chorus started out as kind of a purposeful mishearing of “Ride Into The Sun” by The Velvet Underground – I used to think it could just as easily be heard as “Right Into…”, or “Write In To…” – so maybe it’s a song sung to a newspaper, we haven’t quite decided yet. About a week after the album was mastered it struck me that the fade out sounds like a car driving into the distance which goes nicely with the words.”
11th Fulford Arms, York
12th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13th Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
14th The Cellar, Oxford
15th Olby’s Cafe, Margate (Moshi Moshi Easter Show)
18th The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
19th The Louisiana, Bristol
20th Buyer’s Club, Liverpool
21st Whelan’s, Dublin
22nd The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
24th Think Tank, Newcastle
25th Gullivers, Manchester
26th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28th The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
30th Handmade Festival, Leicester
The album, Write In is out on Moshi Moshi Records on April 7th.