Happy Cat Jay started to cut his teeth in 2015 as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, working with the cult UK future-soul artist Alxndr London as well as producing at mysterious label PC Music. With further remixes for the likes of Flamingods and Kinder, it was clear that Happy Cat was always going to thrive on multiple levels, and this year Happy Cat Jay decides to release music under his own moniker. Watch here
‘Underpants’ is unquestionably a tongue-in-cheek statement, flecked with the kind of undeniable talent that you would expect with his kind of backstory. It’s the kind of cerebral take on pop that seems as refreshing as it is posture-free. Happy Cat Jay’s debut is indeed something to smile at, whilst its technical prowess cunningly wipes that smile right away.