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Tomas Barfod has shared a striking video for ‘Happy’, taken from the current EP ‘Pulsing’ out now on Secretly Canadian. The follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed Salton Sea album is planned for release later this Spring, more news to come soon.
The very affecting video features a lonely man dancing in an empty room by, with beautifully timed flashing lights his only partner. The song and video offer a stark contrast to Pharell’s track of the same name; “it’s a glimmering, emotionally lost-at-sea soulful house track” (Stereogum) and features the heartbreaking vocals and lyrics of Eddie Chacon, of 90s soul duo Charles & Eddie.
Back in the summer of 2012, Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album, the sophisticated blend of electronics that is Salton Sea. Lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Gorilla vs Bear, its success took Barfod slightly by surprise. Inspired by a move to LA and mainly written and recorded on the road, often in hotel rooms on his laptop, it was an album that was imbued with a sense of spontaneity and experimentation. Its success has paved the way for the forthcoming follow-up ‘Pulsing’, a single that continues this spirit of adventurousness but takes it to a whole new level.