In her own individualistic way, BROOKE CANDY‘s new single ‘Happy Days‘ has put on a definitive take on life’s greatest question: “What is Happiness?”
The song produced by Sia and playing on an endless loop starts off with “We got problems, we got pain, we got issues, we’re insane” and ends with “Pills to stay up, pills to sleep, pill prescription, therapy, doctor aren’t we just a smile away from happy days.”
So there you have it, all Brooke Candy needs is some happy pills to keep her satisfied and on cloud nine; simple, easy yet odd at the same time. You would expect her to want more – maybe a music award or something?
However, given the 27-year-old singer’s tendency to be a shock merchant (remember her twisted and wild visual style in previous single “Rubber Band Stacks“?), you really shouldn’t be so surprised by her unorthodox meaning of life (I mean, whatever floats her boat right?)
Instead, you ought to be surprised by the absence of her usual rap lyrics, and the replacement of it with gloomy synths that makes it sound like an “electro-pop experiment.”
Plus, am I the only one who thinks that she is starting to look more and more like Christina Aguilera, especially during her ‘Burlesque’ and ‘Back to Basics’ days? Seriously, is this a case of reinvention for the American rapper, and where are her iconic braids?
In her interview with idolator.com, Brooke Candy explained that ‘Happy Days’ is about transformations, be it “emotional, physical, spiritual (or) relational.”
She relates this to the endless transformations that she has been going through for the past few years, and reflecting these through the changing of vocal styles and aesthetic approaches.
According to her, she is currently exploring sounds that are “more polished and digestible.”
Give it a listen here: