Everyone was moved by Avicii’s sudden suicide in April of this year, and there have been a few musical homages made in his honor, but Kygo’s forthcoming single “Happy Now” with Avicii’s friend and frequent collaborator Sandro Cavazza feels like something special on its own.
The pair premiered “Happy Now” live for fans at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. It’s a rather upbeat song with classic Kygo sounds and a lyrical message of loss. The video, however, seems to be a bit moody, or at least, the clip Kygo recently shared to socials in promotion of the song’s release is moody for sure. We find Kygo lying on his bed, looking up at the ceiling, a calm image interrupted by spasmic images that imply an emotional volatility beneath the surface.
There’s more to come, and the wait isn’t long. “Happy Now” gets full release Friday, Oct. 26.
Check out the teaser clip below.
— Kygo (@KygoMusic) October 24, 2018