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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

What do you think?



“I originally wrote ‘Happy’ to perform at Coachella 2020,” Elfman said in a statement. “It was written to be an absurd anti-pop song, designed to begin as a very simple pop tune that degrades into something more subversive. The cynical nature of the lyrics echo how I feel about living in a semi-dystopian world turned upside down.”

https://pitchfork.com/news/watch-danny-elfmans-video-for-happy-his-first-new-solo-song-in-36-years/




"Happy" by Danny Elfman
Stream & download: https://dannyelfman.ffm.to/happy

Music and Lyrics by Danny Elfman
Produced by Danny Elfman and Randall Dunn
Engineered by Noah Snyder

Vocals, Guitars & Synths by Danny Elfman
Drums - Josh Freese
Guitars - Nili Brosh
Bass - Stu Brooks

Additional Synth design by Randall Dunn

“HAPPY” VIDEO & ARTWORK
Directed by Aron Johnson
Art Direction by Berit Gwendolyn Gilma
3d Photography: Sarah Sitkin

Orchestrated by Steve Bartek
Midi Prep – Marc Mann and Orlando Perez Rosso
Copyist – Scott McRae
Orchestra - Budapest Scoring Orchestra
Orchestra Producer - Bálint Sapszon

Mixed by Randall Dunn at Strange Weather Recording
Assisted by Ben Greenberg and Garrett de Block
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen Mastering

Executive Produced by Laura Engel
Project Produced by Melisa McGregor

Danny Elfman’s Representation - Kraft-Engel Management

Lyrics

I’m so happy— Happy!
I’m so happy— Happy!
I’m so happy— Happy!

Everything is crumbling (crumbling,crumbling)
Everything is crumbling (crumbling,crumbling)
Everything is crumbling (crumbling,crumbling)

Happy! - Happy! - Happy! - Happy! - Happy! - Happy! -

———————————————

Choose your Poison - Poison!
Choose your Poison - Poison!
Choose your Poison - Poison!

Everything is shutting down (shutting down, shutting down)
Everything is shutting down (shutting down, shutting down)
Everything is shutting down (shutting down, shutting down)

Poison - Poison - Happy! - Happy! - Happy! - Happy! -

———————————————

EAT (Eat) - FLY (Fly) - SILENCE (Silence) - JOY (Joy)
CAT (Cat) - SEQUENCE (Sequence) - FUTURE (Future) - PUPPY (Mother fucking puppy)
MY (My) - OWN (Own) - MOTHER (Mother) - FUCKING (Mother fucking)
LIFE - BURNED DOWN LIKE A HOLE IN THE WARM SOFT GROUND

HOUSE - CHILD - HAPPY - FEAR
Of my — own — voice
Concentrating on flies
Fill me up - knock me down
Take my hand, in my hand, and my eloquent knife
Through my heart — through my heart
Straight through my mother — mother fucking

Heart belongs to you - My Heart belongs to you..

Puppy, Puppy, Puppy, Puppy.

Eyes for an eye, eye for an eye —
Tickety-tackety, tickety-tackety

Eye for an eye, Tooth for a tooth —
It’s never enough, but it’s never the truth
Life is a treat so pretty and pink.

Youth is wasted on the mother,
Youth is, youth is wasted on the mother,
Youth is wasted on the mother fucking,
Wasted on the mother fucking youth.

I’m so happy — Happy!
I’m so happy — Happy!

Snap chat- Rotting rats- Minecraft- Cheerios
Netfiix- Bag of tricks- soothe my soul

My anesthesiologist is fucking my psychiatrist
And I feel no pain- cover me with Lidocane
I'm so happy everything's so great
And the world is an oyster on an appetizer plate.

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy

Offiicial Site: https://www.dannyelfman.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dannyelfman/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannyelfman
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannyelfman/

#dannyelfman #antirecords #epitaph

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

So this is different from the song in Summer School. Huh.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

First impression = Not great.
No real hook that I liked, too repetitive and downbeat.
But thanks for bringing it to my attention, Jason.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   bigjimwilson   (Member)

I'm not a huge fan, but I utterly adore the fact that Elfman has this sort of thing in him. Diversity is something I've been giving a lot of thought to lately when it comes to composers working today, and Danny's got bucket loads. We don't always have to like it, but I love that it's all there.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see it's Stu Brooks on Bass. Great player, I toured with him about 10 years ago. Not at all jealous that he's working with Danny. Not one bit smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

I'd enjoy it more as an instrumental.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2020 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Leave it to me to be properly enthusiastic, then!

It's great mish-mash of Elfmanisms - a little bit of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, a little bit of Philip Glass-ian minimalism and a little bit of punkish New Wave, Boingo-style. Love the dark, industrial synth beat too.

More, please!

 
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