Introducing: Happy Just to See You – Ways to Cope

“An indie-rock band from the great state of New Hampshire – blending folk and country tendencies with catchy hooks, jagged guitars, and orchestral strings.”

I recently stumbled upon the second song from a newly released album and it immediately caught my attention. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to listen to the entire album. The album is a fusion of fuzzy, slacker, indie rock with subtle hints of folk, country, and emo, making it an incredibly fascinating listen. Each song has its own unique atmosphere and distinctive touch, which ensures that you won’t get bored listening to this album. The energetic songs are accompanied by prominent vocals and amazing guitar riffs that will leave you spellbound.

From beginning to end, this album is a captivating musical journey that had me hooked. It’s definitely one of the most interesting albums I’ve listened to in recent times. It’s a hidden gem that you will find on our blog and it’s sure to make you wonder why you haven’t heard about this band before.

Personally, I savored every minute of this album and I’m confident that this will be an enjoyable listening experience for you as well. Give it a try and I assure you that you won’t be able to resist listening to it till the very end.

I reached out to the band and asked our 3 Qs:

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

The music of the Pixies and Elliott Smith were my original inspirations. Their music, while completely different, both sparked so much inspiration in me as a teen. Pixies taught me to be weird and not worry about it while Elliott taught me to be vulnerable and imaginative with my chord forms and progressions. What keeps me going is the act of creating itself. There is something magical about getting in a room with my friends and conjuring music out of thin air. It’s tough, but it’s fun.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

The need for self-motivation and self-confidence, easily. There are many times as you work on your music where you want to give up. Both personally and publicly. It takes a lot of drive and commitment to pursue music. It can be a very thankless endeavor. You need to be consistently finding reasons within yourself to keep at it. If you don’t feel that energy and spark, you’re going to have a hard time. I like to think all musicians struggle with that from time to time but it’s about how you rebound. Also important to remember how important joy is to the equation. If you don’t get joy from what you’re doing, why are you doing it?

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

Anything? Like ANYTHING is possible? I have two answers, a serious one and a goofy one. The goofy one, I’d love to be able to fly. Feel like that would be pretty handy. Serious answer, I wish I could eliminate the need for money from the entire world. I feel like it has only caused problems over the last however many centuries and we’d be a far more peaceful and happy planet without the need for it.

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