“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.