Happy (Danny Elfman song)
|Single by Danny Elfman|
|Released||October 29, 2020|
|Danny Elfman singles chronology|
"Happy" is a song written and performed by American singer, musician, and composer Danny Elfman. It was released by Anti- on October 29, 2020. The single is Elfman's first solo pop release since the 1984 album So-Lo.
In a statement, Elfman said, "I originally wrote 'Happy' to perform at Coachella 2020. 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."
- Danny Elfman: Vocals, guitars, synths
- Josh Freese: Drums
- Nili Brosh: Guitars
- Stu Brooks: Bass
- Randall Dunn: Additional synth design
- Steve Bartek: Orchestration
- Budapest Scoring Orchestra: Orchestra
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- "Hear Danny Elfman's First Solo Pop Song in Nearly 40 Years, 'Happy'". Rolling Stone. October 29, 2020. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
- Anti- Records (October 29, 2020). "Halloween Is Almost Here: Is Danny Elfman "Happy"?" (Press release). Archived from the original on October 29, 2020.
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