The new song was written especially for the composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman's 2020 Coachella performance, that ended up not happening due to the pandemic, and the video was made by Bjork and Arca collaborator Jesse Kanda.
"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…
Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Minutemen, Meat Puppets and more feature in this documentary about a creative collective who put on wild, very DIY shows in the California desert in the mid-'80s.
”This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival,” Coachella writes.