Recently RIAA-certified platinum pop singer and songwriter John K is back with a brand new single “Happiness” today via Epic Records. It also heralds the arrival of his forthcoming new project due out this fall.
This unpredictable and undeniable anthem showcases the scope of his sharp songwriting and dynamic voice. Spreading some light for the age of quarantine, the track builds from soft guitar-laden verses into a falsetto-spiked hook as he asks, “Happiness, where you been? Where you gone? Are you coming back?”
About “Happiness,” John commented, “I’m part of a group chat with friends in the music industry, and years ago, we started what we call ‘The Song Game’ where every week we pick a topic and each of us have to submit a new song. One week, the theme was ‘HAPPY’, and our friend (Jesse Fink) submitted the first verse and chorus of ‘Happiness.’ We all loved the concept and knew it was special, but ultimately decided it didn’t fit the direction the project was going at the time, so we shelved it. Fast forward two years later, the world shuts down, and there’s just a big question mark hanging over everybody’s head. Suddenly, it couldn’t be more relevant to personify happiness as a person you haven’t seen in a while. We wrote a second verse and finished the song, knowing we didn’t want to wait any longer to release it. I’m so proud of ‘Happiness’ and can’t wait for my fans to hear it.”