Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Sorana has released her new single, “Happy Birthday Sadness” today alongside a stunning music video today. The song was produced by Yonatan “Johnny” Goldstein (Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida) and Nicki Adamsson (Charli XCX, Tove Lo), and co-written by Sorana with JHart (Troye Sivan, Why Don’t We), Goldstein, and Adamsson.
“Birthday songs are always happy but I’ve always felt kinda melancholic on my birthday especially at my party when my friends bring out the cake and say ‘make a wish’ because in that moment I think of everything that is missing. I moved from country to country so many times that no matter what, I always end up missing someone on my birthday. Songwriting is my therapy and having recently celebrated, I wanted to write a dramatic birthday song to express a feeling I’m sure a lot of people have felt,” Sorana tells PAPER. “It’s not always popping champagne, eating cake and laughing with your friends. Sometimes you’re alone or surrounded by the wrong people, away from your family, or lover or maybe you just want to cry at midnight. ‘Happy Birthday Sadness’ is a song for anyone who has ever felt the loneliest on what’s supposed to be our happiest day.”
Sorana kicked off 2022 with “redruM,” her explosive collaboration with superstar DJ/producer David Guetta, now boasting over 25.8M global audio streams. Watch the dark and twisted music video – which sees Sorana haunting the halls of a Shining-style hotel with glowing blue braids, evoking her Sailor Moon obsession – HERE. Soon after, Sorana followed “redruM” with the release of her debut solo single, “Karaoke“ which POPDUST called “stunning,” praising the song as an “epic heartbreaker ready for arenas.”
“Happy Birthday Sadness” also follows Sorana’s energetic and innovative summer anthem, “Wild Girls,” which features an interpolation of the legendary composer Ennio Morricone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” theme, directly approved by the Morricone family, marking the first time the historic composition has been used in a major pop song.