New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the lyric video for the song “Winona Ryder” by Happy.. The song is a jolt of pop -punk energy with plenty of an emotional grace that helps lends to its aesthetic. The song and lyric video cam be viewed below,
“‘Winona Ryder’ is about the infatuation that some guys have with the idea of a ‘manic pixie dream girl’ that doesn’t exist. MPDG is defined as ‘existing solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writers and directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.’ The song is about having that desire for this imaginary person to save you from your own toxicity. ‘In the darkest of dens, is where we’ll fit in. Don’t underestimate my capability to be your favorite sin.’ // ‘i’m the cancer in your lungs, so just give up and inhale me.’ It’s putting the responsibility on a partner to fix you, when in fact it is your own responsibility to become a better person. I named the song Winona Ryder because I loved her when I was younger and put her on a pedestal. I guess you could say she was my ‘dream girl.’ But, no perfect girl, not even Winona Ryder, is going to swoop in and save you. That’s up to you. That’s your responsibility.” – Happy.
Happy. is more than just a pop punk band from Columbia, SC. Formed in 2016, comprising of Tate Logan (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Jack Eskridge (Guitar), Caleb Rucker (Drums), and Sean Bowick (Bass), Happy. Launched with a 4-song EP, The Endless Bummer which was later released on tapes through Real Life Cassette Girls Records out of Ohio and Genius Factory in South Carolina. Following their release, they spent the following year dissecting their sound and writing new songs, creating music that promotes positivity, personal growth, and self-defined happiness.
Aiming to provide a sense of nostalgia for listeners with a sound that is full of infectious melodic hooks, oozing with catchy harmonies, Happy. will have you feeling just that. Frontman Tate Logan shares, “We are spreading the message that you can create and achieve your own definition of happy. You don’t have to compare yourself to others or be afraid to think outside of the box or try new things or be who you are.”