INTERVIEW: Electronic Dance Pop Collective ‘Tears of Happiness’

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey VENTS how you doing? We are good thanks and remaining positive and upbeat during lockdown.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Close To You”?

It is actually a re-launch as we never really promoted it first time round. It recently got picked up by sports giant Nike and has been playing in their London stores, not to mention it has become a peoples favorite. Hence why just had to give this single another push!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I lost a close friend of mine due to mental illness and I (Bally) wrote the song thinking that we should really make more of the time we have with people we love as no one knows when that time will end. Apologies for the sad, yet realistic inspiration behind the song.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming was amazing as we thought long and hard about the treatment, expression and theme. We wanted it to be an artistic interpretation of the real life events. But the mood was kept upbeat and positive particularly by the crew and close friends that joined us on set. The set incidentally was purpose built for the video. Eight hours of constant filming to produce a four minute video!

How was the recording and writing process?

Given the nature of the content the writing process was very tearful. However, recording the track was liberating as I finally felt I was sharing my pain and sadness in the hope that it could help others.

How has Rudimental and Calvin Harris influenced your writing?

We try not emulate others but be ourselves. Nonetheless, these artists have no doubt inspired us by their quality brand and amazing music. They never seem to date – they just keep getting better and better.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

We have several potential new singles, none of which disappoint. So yes there will be new material out there soon.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The current single CLOSE TO YOU is still doing the rounds so will look to release new material towards early summer. It is currently a battle between two tracks WORLD GONE MAD, a description of how we are living and coping in these difficult times – or LIVE AGAIN which celebrates a time in the future when we can all love, live and celebrate our lives again. Both of these tracks were actually written a long time before the lockdown.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not really as we are all in lockdown. But at least we are all in this together.

What else is happening next in Tears of Happiness’ world?

We are busy writing new material and cannot wait to unleash our new music to the world.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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