Premiere: “Happier” By The Bliss Will Give You All The Feels
Legendary musicians like Prince still have a tremendous impact on artists today—from the technical side to general aesthetics. Today, the electro-pop duo The Bliss presents Prince-inspired track “Happier”—soon to be your favorite summer jam.
With clear musical chemistry between singer TYSM (Chelsea Davenport) and producer Felix Snow, The Bliss thrives to make music reflecting their authentic feelings with the vibrancy of electro-pop.
Their new single “Happier” describes emotional chaos that a difficult stage in a romantic relationship provokes, yet it reminds us to be ‘happier’ and not let your sentiment bring you down. Producer and guitarist Felix Snow says this about their new track, “‘Happier’ started with listening to a LOT of Prince and 80s stuff in general. I knew I wanted a crying weeping guitar sound in the song somewhere – we hear that in the outro now. We had been experimenting in the vein of the 80’s genre, which you hear in ‘Nothing Scares Me Anymore’ as well.”
Vocalist and writer Chelsea Davenport recalls playing with mixing past and present life experience in the lyrics. “The idea for the song existed before we started working it. I was singing Funny Girl in the shower (aka my own personal Broadway stage) and there is a song called ‘I’d Rather Be Blue’ in Act 1 that I love the sentiment of. ‘I’d rather be blue, thinking of you than be happy with somebody else.’ It doesn’t get more honest than that. So we channeled that emotion while working on ‘Happier.’ It was so fun to make, we tried our best to pay homage to ‘When Doves Cry’ at the end with the whistle tones. Utilizing that part of my range is fun for me, I don’t do it often enough.”
Listen to “Happier” below, exclusively premiering on Milk.
Featured image courtesy of TYSM
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