Danny Elfman - Happy
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: October 29, 2020

E.U. Release Date: October 29, 2020

Label: Anti/Epitaph

Recording Year: 2020

UPC/EAN Code: 45778781102

Happy

Danny Elfman

About Happy by Danny Elfman

“I always enjoyed Halloween because it was a night to let loose, to become something or someone else,” said renowned film composer Danny Elfman, known for his eccentric and macabre collaborations with director Tim Burton. “[Halloween is] a night to celebrate the dead, and ghosts and monsters of all variety. A night for mutants, zombies, vampires, misfits, and miscreants to celebrate themselves and each other. And, aligned with the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, a night to celebrate departed spirits… and for me, a night to laugh in death’s face (and feel safe doing so).”

Indeed, Elfman maniacally laughs in death’s face on his new single “Happy”, the first solo music he has released since 1984, and his macabre sense of humor is still very present in the canvas of today’s chaotic dysfunctional landscape. Elfman’s face distorts both with disgust and glee in the song’s unnerving new video.

Coming out just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, the dark, intensely turbulent track showcases the unease we all feel today, not only amidst the holiday’s ghosts and goblins but within a global pandemic and extraordinarily divisive times.

“Halloween has always been my Big Night,” Elfman explains. “As a child there was no competition. Coincidently, in my earlier band Oingo Boingo, our Halloween shows became special events and our biggest shows of the year. And double coincidently The Nightmare Before Christmas also became a special live Concert Halloween event, which became more successful than I’d ever dreamed possible. This really meant a lot to me as the character of Jack Skellington, who I related to quite closely, has for many years been a very special part of my life.”

The song’s vocals, guitars and synths are provided by Elfman, drums by Josh Freese (The Vandals, Nine Inch Nails), guitar by Nili Brosh (Dethklok), bass by Stu Brooks (Dub Trio) and additional synth design by Randall Dunn.

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 8.3.2023
    Chula Vista, CA
    North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  2. 8.5.2023
    Irvine, CA
    FivePoint Amphitheatre

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Happy Halloween!!! I got these very cool CAT scan skull shots at my last dentist visit surprisingly enough! I had s… https://t.co/82FNTCluYx

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2nd Night at the Bowl! Wow! Insane energy!! Never experienced anything quite like this! Sending Halloween Love out… https://t.co/gHRt2gPjKW

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Last night was so amazing! Thank you all for being there and sharing it with me. Looking forward to another great n… https://t.co/5GiSbdUGo7

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Looking forward to playing tonight with special guest Boy Harsher at @HollywoodBowl. See you there! Video of Boy Ha… https://t.co/qSJbPRxhvy

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman

If Danny Elfman’s new album surprises you, just know that it surprised him, too.

“This wasn’t a record I ever planned on making,” confesses Elfman. …

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This is the deluxe version, with 6 more remixes that you really need to check out. Link in bio.

Sorry (remixed by… https://t.co/TwF8UGy9LW

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@dannyelfman

This is the deluxe version, with 6 more remixes that you really need to check out. Link in bio.

Sorry (remixed by… https://t.co/TwF8UGy9LW

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@dannyelfman

Opening night for the American premiere of the Cello Concerto. Working with @mtilsonthomas was such an honor and th… https://t.co/augjwRt3Cx

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@dannyelfman

11.11.22 special day for me, special day for you! https://t.co/UUZDn4udco

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@dannyelfman

Some tiny micro videos for you. New footage coming in daily. https://t.co/N522DCgnli

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@dannyelfman

Just got all our pictures in from the weekend show… busy sifting through them now.

This is just a few, I’ll be po… https://t.co/KOPUcsKqBo

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@dannyelfman

This is the deluxe version, with 6 more remixes that you really need to check out. Link in bio.

Sorry (remixed by… https://t.co/TwF8UGy9LW

See Original

@dannyelfman

Opening night for the American premiere of the Cello Concerto. Working with @mtilsonthomas was such an honor and th… https://t.co/augjwRt3Cx

See Original

@dannyelfman

11.11.22 special day for me, special day for you! https://t.co/UUZDn4udco

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@dannyelfman

Some tiny micro videos for you. New footage coming in daily. https://t.co/N522DCgnli

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@dannyelfman

Just got all our pictures in from the weekend show… busy sifting through them now.

This is just a few, I’ll be po… https://t.co/KOPUcsKqBo

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@dannyelfman

Happy Halloween!!! I got these very cool CAT scan skull shots at my last dentist visit surprisingly enough! I had s… https://t.co/82FNTCluYx

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@dannyelfman

2nd Night at the Bowl! Wow! Insane energy!! Never experienced anything quite like this! Sending Halloween Love out… https://t.co/gHRt2gPjKW

See Original

@dannyelfman

Last night was so amazing! Thank you all for being there and sharing it with me. Looking forward to another great n… https://t.co/5GiSbdUGo7

See Original

@dannyelfman

Looking forward to playing tonight with special guest Boy Harsher at @HollywoodBowl. See you there! Video of Boy Ha… https://t.co/qSJbPRxhvy

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@dannyelfman

Much respect to Chris Cunningham and The Locust for making this cool video!

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#tbt 80s. What I miss most when I think about the old days with Boingo are the hot sweaty club shows. Up close and… https://t.co/gnvAEc4uZP

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