“I was feeling particularly mellow one day last summer,“ says Danny about his near-metal new single. “I decided to write this very chill song for everyone who wants to put something on that will really help them zone out and relax.“
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 turned upside down."