Belying its apocalyptic origins, HAPPINESS weaves a musical spell, with seductive melodies and addictive hooks to draw the listener into what seems to be a familiar and pleasant landscape, while the lyrics offer glimpses of menace lurking in the shadows. Lightened with flashes of Glyn's trademark dark humour, there remains the underlying theme - an ironic look at the popular view of humanity as fast approaching endgame, allowing full vent to the author's instinctive misanthropy. 

For this 2013 release, in addition to the regular band of Many Splendid Things, extra musicians were drafted in to add spice to the sessions. These included percussionist to the stars Brian Costello, Ska trumpeter Dave Booth, Classically trained Violinist Liz Beahan & Jazz-funk Saxophonist John McLafferty. 

Self-directed videos have been created to accompany several of the album's songs, including cover versions of Jacques Brel classic Amsterdam and the traditional blues-through-rock-filter of John the Revelator. This album is available as a free download,  or limited edition CD.

Happiness

Glyn Bailey

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