British Band To Watch alums Happyness are back with a new album due in spring 2017. They haven’t shared details such as title, tracklist, and release date yet, but today we get to hear the project’s lead single. “Falling Down” is a chugging and melancholy guitar-pop track with a surprise orchestral onslaught to carry it to conclusion. Some words from singer/bassist Jon EE:
One of many anti-overthinking songs. I think we thought it would be funny to trick people into thinking we’d turned into Interpol or something for about 15 seconds at the beginning of the record. I remember we were talking at the beginning of the recording sessions about Wizzard and Roxy Music and us maybe taking a leaf out of the whole glam rock thing, but getting it a bit wrong. Like children dressing up in their parents’ clothes or something — completely silly but very serious about it. I don’t think we ended up pushing that line of thought for the whole of this song, or even for THAT much of the album, but maybe a bit of it made it into the outro synths.