Bringing sunshine to dark places, The Happys have shared the latest release off their latest EP Bipolar.
After making its debut on PopMatters yesterday, Cut The Rope, the new music video from Novato, CA’s The Happys is now streaming. The video, shot by Will Rushton Films, portrays the darkness of living with anxiety.
Frontman Nick Petty explains, “The song examines elements in people’s lives that hold them back emotionally. Cut The Rope to us is like ripping a band aid off…. it could be regarding a drug problem, bad work situation, toxic relationship or anything that you need to just get over and cut out of your life. If something is continuously holding you back/down, then maybe this song is about that.”
Petty, who has battled his own demons with addiction and mental health issues, explains that his band’s latest EP, Bipolar tells the story of overcoming these obstacles.
“I get what it’s like to not be getting the necessary help while suffering from depression and anxiety” Nick adds. “I am very lucky to have this musical outlet to help with my own issues and I want to spread the love and hope to anyone who will listen. I strive to entertain people and let people know it’s OK to be weird, it’s OK to be different.”
Musically, the band draws their influences from upbeat ’90s alternative, while also delving into heavier territory akin to Nirvana and Tool.