Happy Freuds – “Why”


Spanish act Happy Freuds impressed last year with the track “The Mountain,” showcasing a sound reminiscent of ’70s analog rock ‘n’ roll, while also touching on aspects of contemporary rock. “Why” exemplifies the project’s range, with a more stripped-down, intimate approach initially that showcases the project’s rousing, quality songwriting. “Why” builds beautifully to the seductive guitar solo at 03:38, developing from intimate twangy folk into a rock-forward expansion. Whether electric or acoustic guitars are leading the charge, Happy Freuds have shown a convincing tendency for engaging songwriting. “Why” is the first track released from Happy Freuds’ upcoming full-length album.

More on the track’s creative process below, from Happy Freuds:

During a concert in Valencia 2 years back, we met Fernando, who attended our concert. Establishing a friendship bridging both generations and music. Fernando has since been a strong support of the Happy Freuds music. Publicly stating things like “among the best band coming from Spain the last years”.

Early December, we drove to Valencia to attend one of his first public performances in long time at a very small venue on the backstreets of Valencia. There Fernando performed WHY. Less than 24 hours later, back home in the studio, we played it more or less straight through and got it recorded. Low key production and yet, such a brilliant track.

“Why” and other memorable tracks from December 2019 can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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