The Danish dance producer and WhoMadeWho member Tomas Barfod is going to release his Pulsing EP next month, and we’ve posted the title track, which rules. He’s now shared another one from the EP. That song, “Happy,” is probably even better. It’s a glimmering, emotionally lost-at-sea soulful house track with a vocal from Eddie Chacon of the early-’90s soul duo Charles & Eddie. Chacon’s lyrics will pretty much rip you in half if you let them. Listen to the track below.
The lyrics to Happy came about differently than any song I have written before. One day while driving in Los Angeles with my wife we were talking about a person’s natural disposition. She labeled me an eternal optimist. I thought about that for a second before I replied that this world is hard on artists. In my 35 year music career starting in the late 70’s in San Francisco and leading up until now that I had seen so many of my great musician friends slip away due to aids, drugs, car accidents, suicide and even santaria but that I had decided I was gonna be happy. My wife was moved by this and insisted I make a song out of it.
I’ve attended many funerals in my life and I always think the same thing: Any day above ground is a good day.
The Pulsing EP is out 2/18 on Secretly Canadian.