I've read, for many years, about the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge (LASC) and watched previous winners…
‘Happy’, the second single by Jade Thunder, showcases her love of rock music, offering a powerful introduction to the difficult and traumatic events she has experienced throughout her life; a great insight of what’s to come from her debut album ‘Alchemy’.
Thunder says, ‘Happy’ is a nice introductory song to the album. I think the first single ‘Alchemy’ could have been a little misleading – don’t get me wrong, there are still similar sounding songs on the album, but it’s not all sunshine and roses.
‘Happy’ is a solid and powerful rock tune which was unintentional. I wrote it with a kind of “Led Zep – California” vibe in mind, and that works acoustically, but for the record it just needed that elevation to make it soar.
I adore singing this song. It makes me feel alive.”
Here’s a video of Happy from the Helen Maw gig at EBGB’s.