Watch Danny Elfman’s Video for “Happy”—His First New Solo Tune in 36 Years

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Watch Danny Elfman’s Video for “Happy”—His First New Solo Song in 36 Years

The enduring composer Danny Elfman has signed to ANTI-/Epitaph Information for the discharge of his first new solo music in 36 years. The brand new music is named “Happy” and it arrives with an unsettling new video directed by Aron Johnson. Watch it beneath.

“I originally wrote ‘Happy’ to perform at Coachella 2020,” Elfman mentioned in a press release. “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.”

The music arrives simply in time for Halloween, which Elfman explains “has always been [his] Big Night.” He famous that his band Oingo Boingo used to throw Halloween reveals and famous his position because the singing voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas:

I at all times loved Halloween as a result of it was an evening to let free, to develop into one thing or another person. It’s an evening to have a good time the useless, and ghosts and monsters of all selection. An evening for mutants, zombies, vampires, misfits, and miscreants to have a good time themselves and one another. And, aligned with the Mexican vacation Dia de los Muertos, an evening to have a good time departed spirits… and for me, an evening to snicker in dying’s face (and really feel secure doing so).

Elfman is joined on “Happy” by drummer Josh Freese (of the Vandals and 9 Inch Nails), guitarist Nili Brosh (of Dethklok), and bassist Stu Brooks (of Dub Trio). Randall Dunn offered further synth design.

Examine Elfman’s work in Pitchfork’s checklist of “The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time.”

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