Happy, Hollow, from Austin Texas, come to us with their instantly likeable song, ‘Flowers’. It’s upbeat and fun, with a 90s sound that is impossible to not bob about to. In fact, it’s difficult to type this because I’m bobbing so much.
When Jordan Raines and Virginia Haladyna they found in each other an instant love of both music and each other, and with Will Howell on drums and Rodrigo Cortes on bass, they came together to form Happy, Hollow, with their signature brand of heartfelt, alt-rock. Less hollow, more happy.
‘Flowers’ is the first single from their debut record, and comes with a gorgeous music video, showcasing the band in stark white room, surrounded by petals on the floor. There’s some psych elements in the lighting, and a piñata that the band members each in turn try to smash. It calls to mind the songs of Wilson Phillips, with that sort of airy vibe that characterised their sound.
‘Flowers’ is a love song, nothing more nothing less. And why does it need to be any more! Too many songs try to add side bets about angst and torment and anguish; sometimes it should just be enough to show people in love, and being happy with it. The band holds romantic love up as the perfect ideal: it might not be everyone’s, but it works for them and hey, it works for me too.
Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.
Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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