Zedd‘s summer single has finally arrived!
Coming off the massive success of his hit “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey, the DJ-producer moves forward with yet another fierce collaboration, “Happy Now” featuring rising songstress/labelmate Elley Duhé! It originally debuted during Zedd‘s performance at his inaugural Zedd in the Park event at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park on July 3.
“Happy Now” is another sonic step in a direction opposite the high-powered electro stuff of his early hits like “Clarity” and “Stay The Night.” Instead, “Happy Now” further drives towards a more vocal-centric, electro-pop stylization, a fusion that worked particularly well for him with both the Alessia Cara-assisted “Stay” and “The Middle.”
“You’re a world away/ Somewhere in the crowd/ In a foreign place/ Are you happy now?,” Elley questions on the sugary hook. “There’s nothing left to say/ So I shut my mouth/ So won’t you tell me, babe/ Are you happy now?“
“‘Happy Now‘ is the most organic sounding song I’ve made in a long time. The majority of what you hear was recorded using real instrumentation, a lot of pianos and a lot of guitars,” Zedd said in a statement. “Lyrically, it’s a song that is both happy and sad at the same time, while musically, it’s a song that rather leans towards a happier, sunnier side. I hope you enjoy ‘Happy Now.'”