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Happie Puts You In The Mood For Heartbreak Season

The singer-songwriter makes her solo debut with the single & video All I Needed.

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Happie gets ready for Heartbreak Season with the new single and video All I Needed — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Due Oct. 14, the indie-pop artist’s debut EP Heartbreak Season mixes warmly organic instrumentation with sleek electro-ambience, storyteller narratives, sultry grooves, and seductive sentimentality, conjuring a vintage soul vibe with stylistic signposts pointing to Maggie Rogers, Adele, John Legend, Olivia Rodrigo, Sault and Lana Del Rey. The first single All I Needed is a sultry and honest track that exudes a sensual longing, featuring a mix by David Block of The Human Experience, whom Happie met while performing in Antarctica.

“These are the most vulnerable songs I’ve ever released, and I definitely shed tears writing them,” Happie reveals. “Heartbreak Season is about what we have to go through to find real love. It doesn’t have to represent sadness, but rather bravery, empowerment, growth, truth, excitement, and knowing that anything is possible — that the love I’m seeking is seeking me.”

Conceptually, Heartbreak Season is a snapshot of dating, relationships, and the quest for deep romantic connections. The EP was written with her dear friend, the pop-rock artist iRO Music, aka Ori Rakib — a talented songwriter who has worked with Macklemore, Shane McAnally, and won NBC’s Songland competition. It also features the soul/electronic/folk production and multi-instrumentalist skills of Gene Evaro Jr.

Happie’s fans have long said that her voice helps them access their emotions. For that calling, she’s traveled the globe delivering soulful catharsis in song as a full-time musician. Today, Happie’s musical mission is a personal one. Heartbreak Season is an emotive five-song collection that marks a radical reinvention, born from the end of romantic and professional relationships and an artistic rebirth.

Previously, Happie toured the world as one half of indie folk duo Eric & Happie with Eric Hunker. The duo specialized in modern indie-folk versions of traditional Jewish music and new originals, and took their vibrant musicality around the world, including powerful performances in Poland, Russia, and Moldova, at festivals like SXSW and the Sundance Film Festival Israel, and for the UN.

 

Photo by Shervin Lainez.

Heartbreak Season is a departure from these sacred roots. She says: “My Jewish music was vulnerable, and letting people know they are not alone. In some ways this new music is no different — it’s about being open — but I am writing about my heart, so these songs are personal in a different way.” Eric & Happie were romantically involved and that relationship and band ended years ago, though a deep friendship between the artists remains. “It was a beautiful band and a beautiful relationship — it taught me what love can be,” she shares.

Up next, Happie will be performing far and wide, including an upcoming booking at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. “It’s felt really exciting and meaningful showing people who know me and my sound this new music,” she says. “I have been feeling a lot of pride with this EP.”

Check out All I Needed above and below, and get Happie on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Photo by Shervin Lainez.