Circa Waves Unveil Video For “Sad Happy”

Circa Waves today unveil the video for “Sad Happy”, the eponymous first single from the Sad side of their forthcoming album Sad Happy (release on March 13, 2020). A banging, soulful track that drives along strummed chords and keyboard riffs, it’s another  example of Kieran Shudall’s ever developing songwriting, perfectly encapsulating the uptempo yet emotional tensions that cut right to the heart of the album Sad Happy. The video is directed by fast rising duo Bousher & Gee, and sees Shudall in the middle of a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-esque nightmare. Cutting between performance footage and the story of Schudall’s descent as one of a group of heartbroken clowns going through increasing twisted therapy sessions, the video tracks his hellish inner turmoil and the brutal ‘treatment’ that eventually leads him to the point of no return.

‘I will not find myself tonight

You can’t see my heart’s made of concrete

You know me, I’m sad happy’



Thursday, March 12th  Kingston Upon Thames, Pryzm

Friday, March 13th  Nottingham, Metronome

Saturday, March 14th  Leeds, Brudenell

Sunday, March 15th  Manchester, Gorilla

Monday, March 16th  Sheffield, The Foundry

Wednesday, March 18th  Dundee, Fat Sam’s

Thursday, March 19th  Preston, Blitz


Friday, March 27th  O2 Academy, Glasgow

Saturday, March 28th  Keele University SU, Keele

Monday, March 30th  The Tramshed, Cardiff

Tuesday, March 31st  O2 Academy, Leicester

Thursday, April 2nd The Waterfront, Norwich

Friday, April 3rd  O2 Academy Brixton, London

Saturday, April 4th  Liverpool University, Liverpool

About RJ Frometa

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