Oh Wonder welcome you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy,” out now on Island Records. The new track comes just weeks before the bands fast-approaching third album No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, to be released on February 7.
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio (before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle)). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences – some forged on the road on their last world tour (which included a Brixton Academy, amongst 300,000 world-wide tickets sold) and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far (top 10 album, a billion streams, global sold-out tours).
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah” – a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
More information on Oh Wonder can be found at their official website.