Bit different from Daniel's usual style, but I love exploration. Especially when executed so well! The guitars are very heavy in the original version and the depressing tone to the MXMS version is touching. Excellent work once again
On June 4th, the sixth installment of my 12 songs in 12 months project enters the world. Created in the tradition of the beloved European “Summer Hit” the upbeat, uplifting pop music serves as a mask that hides the dark and sinister tone bubbling underneath. It is a squeaky clean ode to misery, that honestly depicts my lifelong battle with depression.
For this single, I’ve again enlisted the guitar talents of Sebastian Svalland (ex-LINDEMANN, PAIN & Letters from the Colony), and teamed up with Jeremy Dawson (Shiny Toy Guns, MXMS) to create a special rendition of the title track. The “Sad Face” version musically reflects the dour emotional tone of the lyrics. It is not a remix, it is a complete reimagining of the song from the ground up.
This Summer, let’s all put on our Happy Faces.
released June 4, 2021
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Daniel Graves
Guitars by Sebastian Svalland
Mastered by Krischan Wesenberg
supported by 36 fans who also own “Happy Face (Single)”
The love of my life wore a solid gray dress the first time we met, and the image came stark and clear listening to this song. We fought about shades of gray between black and white, and without a doubt she changed me in a way portrayed perfectly by these lyrics. Simple yet profound, this is the best kind of song, and the danceable production sets just the right mood. astropulse