Now Playing: The Ninth Wave – 'Happy Days!'

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Photo by Nuala Swan

After a breakthrough year, Glasgow’s own The Ninth Wave have unleashed their first song of 2020 with ‘Happy Days!’. The track follows the release of their impressive debut album Infancy last year and will feature on their new EP, due on July 17th via Distiller Records.

The striking number features an entrancing rhythm, shifting beats, ambient sections and the absorbing vocals of Haydn Park-Patterson. According to the band, they set out to experiment with a much darker sound this time around. “Happy Days! is a song of ups and downs. At its core, the lyrics shine a torchlight on the murky highs and lows of life. We wanted to make something harsher and more direct than songs we had written before, and this came together relatively quickly.”

Also adding, “The flow of the song really captures what we were trying to get across with the lyrics: there's a rumbling undertow throughout the whole song, interspersed with ethereal ambient sections and culminating in big nasty crushing beats. We all agreed that this should be the first song from our new EP to let people hear, and hopefully they're not frightened away.”

From the sounds of ‘Happy Days!’, The EP is going to be a must-listen. Until then, play the single on-repeat below.

Written by Amy Smolcic 

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