An album of our times, Sad Happy is formed of two diametrically distinctive sides – the first half of the record contains the Happy tracks, the latter the Sad tracks. Released via Prolifica Inc / [PIAS], the album is available on CD, standard single LP and a limited edition gold 2LP where the album is physically split in to Sad and Happy LPs.
Lead single Jacqueline is an infectious, Soweto flavoured groove and another bold slice of bright, life-affirming pop from the pen of Kieran Shudall, who is establishing himself as one of Britain’s most prolific young songwriters. With it’s infectious chorus and refrain of ‘Good times are coming around the bend’, Jacqueline is at once instantly recognisable and also another bold sonic leap forward for Circa Waves. It’s a song that’ll sit effortlessly amongst a setlist already brimming with anthems.
Sad Happy was written and produced in full by Kieran Shudall, and mixed by Grammy winners Dan Grech-Marguerat and Matt Wiggins.