Austin duo The Wind and The Wave bring the elements to the title track of their sophomore album, Happiness Is Not a Place, which Billboard exclusively premieres below.
The rustic, alt-country tune tells the stark story of a long journey for joy. “It’s the idea that you never arrive at happiness, put your feet up, relax, and just bask in your destination,” says Patty Lynn, the Texas outfit’s singer-songwriter and music-making partner/producer Dwight Baker. “That doesn’t happen. In my brain, happiness is a journey, not a destination. You’re constantly making an effort to be a better person and that's what makes you happy or content with your life.”
Happiness Is Not a Place is the followup to 2014’s critically acclaimed LP From The Wreckage. It's “rawer and rougher” than its predecessor, explains Baker, and it “sounds reckless with a rock and roll spirit and attitude."