Taking influence from artists like Snail Mail and Cocteau Twins, Leeds dream-pop outfit Bad Idea delve into the surprise of positivity following a depressive period.
Layered with shoe-gaze tones and dream-pop melodies, ‘Happy’ is a slow and ironically melancholic glimpse into Bad Ideas’ world. “ Although the tone of the song seems to contrast with its emotions, Happy is actually a song about feeling good. I can imagine that a lot of people, as well as ourselves have been stuck in a rut this past year or so - so the appearance of positive thoughts during all of this stillness and contemplation come as a shock. Songwriting is what we’ve been left with this year, and Happy encapsulates that sense of meditation and catharsis that we’ve been unable to unleash onstage.” tells vocalist Sarah Sefton.