Bringing together an indie-funk, guitar-led soundscape and emo-rap melodies and sentiments, Joe Washko’s new single leads with colour and melancholy united.
Great production, relevant and combining organic and electronic elements enough so to present a live feel and an immersive soundscape all at once.
Then there’s Joe’s voice on the top line, melodically satisfying, vulnerable in topic, caring and confident. The whole thing has a pop anthem feel and shines brightly amidst this thanks to that high-quality production.
Nicely written, with the resolve of the hook leading into an answer or follow-up for a touch of the unusual structurally – R U Happy resounds and lingers after listening. A smooth new single with a thoughtful undertone as well as a summer-ready brightness.