20 year old, self-tought Happy Sometimes grew up in Laguna Beach California and has been writing songs and producing beats in her bedroom since she was 14. In 2015, Happy Sometimes swapped the beach for the valley and followed her passion to Los Angeles to focus on the creation of her own project. Here in the backlots of Burbank and Studio City, she quickly joined the new wave of young writing producing artists who have re- ignited LA music scene.
Happy Sometimes is hauntingly uplifting, her vocals capture fragile fractured emotions like a fading photograph. Her songs grasp at the spirit of a pure and honest youth with a lifetime of stories yet to tell. Her soundscape is epic electro with killer vocals and dope production. She released here debut-EP “Videotapes” at the end of July 2016.
The lady is young but full of potential, we asked her some questions.
What is your all-time favorite song?
I love so many different artists / genres so narrowing it down is impossible! But if I had to pick, I would say “Me and Bobby Mcgee” by Janis Joplin or “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse. These songs are timeless and have a similar bluesy feel, but they both tell a story that I can visualize in my head as I’m listening.. I love when music can take you somewhere else.
Which song is perfect for a Road Trip?
Anything Country, it’s so happy and free. When I was little and my family would go on road trips, we would always listen to country music so it’s kind of nostalgic to me.
To which song do you like to clean?
I usually listen to music on my record player when I’m getting ready / cleaning my room…My favorite record I own (and of all time) is the Beatles White Album. I think I’ve listened to it at least 80 times all the way through. It’s the only music I can really listen to and stay focused on whatever it is I’m trying to get done.
What’s the perfect song to wake up with?
Well, at the moment “The Sound” by The 1975 puts me in the best mood and makes me wanna get up and dance no matter how I’m feeling at the time.
What’s your favorite artist from your home city?
Gwen Stefani is also from Orange County, California and she started her journey when she was really young like I did. She never cared what anyone thought about her and always did her own thing because she had a passion for it. I’ve been inspired by her confidence and originality since I was little.
Which artist do you think is too underrated and which one is overrated?
I’ve recently discovered this young artist named Aurora. Her music is so pure and emotional and she has a presence that pulls you in when she performs. I have no idea why she hasn’t blown up yet, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. I personally don’t think there are any overrated artists right now. We’re kind of in a new wave of incredibly talented DIY artists. Anyone who finds success with their music today is obviously doing something right whether it’s someone I want to listen to or not.
If you could be one artist for a day, who would that be?
Taylor Swift because she is the most famous artist in the world right now. It would be so interesting to see what that looks like from her perspective.
What’s the best song to make love to? (…to ask someone out?)
“Adorn” by Miguel or “Wicked Games” by The Weeknd
What’s the most beautiful lyric you’ve ever heard?
The lyrics to “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley are so beautifully written to me. No matter how many times I hear it, it evokes a certain emotion that’s really special.
At which place would you love to play a concert?
If I sell out Madison Square Garden one day I will be able to die happy. (no pun intended lol)