Happy Just to See You – “Ways to Cope”


“Ways to Cope” is a resonating rock single from New Hampshire-based act Happy Just to See You. The expressive, rousing track precedes the act’s upcoming self-titled album, anticipating to release in early 2024.

Steady, jangly guitars and a slight string-laden touch drive into a calming vocal presence that asks for a certain reminiscing. “What was the first name of the last person to make you smile?” culminates in an anthemic “are you happy? I wanna know,” hook. The orchestral-laden rock sound is on full display here, reminding of acts like The New Pornographers and Broken Social Scene. “Ways to Cope” is a thorough success from the act.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ 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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