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.

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, composer, singer and songwriter Danny Elfman is sharing his new song “Love In The Time Of Covid”. The short …

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Here's this month's Spotify playlist, the opposite of last month's caffeine list. When I need to chill out, these a… https://t.co/CGJm1M4x7a

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Love in the Time of Covid: Another Perfectly Unsettling Music Video Experience from Danny Elfman (Watch) https://t.co/qIpgTX3tkH

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Danny Elfman – “Love In The Time Of Covid”https://t.co/lZmdl505wY via @stereogum

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Follow Danny Elfman on Spotify for your chance to win 2 Danny Elfman Face masks for you and your Valentine! Enter H… https://t.co/ULjj8WNDdU

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Happy SOCIALLY DISTANCED Valentine’s Day!

Listen here: https://t.co/LdK7sh6RgP

#LoveInTheTimeOfCovidhttps://t.co/XN7fFJ782n

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Need some romance in your life? Swipe right tomorrow... https://t.co/ErOyegfQYJ

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I'm really SORRY I have to make you look at my teeth, and I’m SORRY I was a bit pale that day...… https://t.co/Zro6WdLQeJ

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