Brooke Candy Swaps Hip-Hop For Gloomy Electro-Pop On “Happy Days”

Mike Wass | February 5, 2016 5:56 pm
Brooke Candy's "Rubber Band Stacks" Video
Brooke Candy's "Rubber Band Stacks" is a delightfully twisted ride. Watch.

Brooke Candy waves goodbye to rap on new single “Happy Days.” Executive produced by Sia, the 26-year-old’s latest is an electro-pop experiment with a typically bleak lyrical content and an unexpectedly punchy (and relatable) chorus. “We got problems, we got pain, we got issues, we’re insane,” the “Rubber Band Stacks” diva sings over gloomy synths. “We got stacks of bills to pay, it’s getting darker every day.”

“Happy Days” is easily the shock merchant’s most accessible single, which is the whole point. “The song is about transformations,” she explains. “Whether that be emotional, physical, spiritual, relational — transformations and change are what define life.” It’s a process Brooke is all too familiar with. “In recent past I’ve found myself undergoing endless transformations through emotional states of being and it is reflected through changing vocal styles and aesthetic approaches… I am exploring sounds that are bit more polished and digestible.”

The sound might be different, but the video is quintessentially Brooke Candy. After a fairly demure start, she rocks increasingly over-the-top outfits including a white lingerie ensemble — which she accessorizes with a long, blond wig, bird-like talons and heels that would paralyze Lady Gaga. Watch up top.

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