Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
September 7, 2012
Sounds similar to: Daft Punk, M83, Digitalism
Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here,
I may not have gone out of town for Labor Day weekend, but you can believe that as soon as 4PM hits, I’m gonna be booking it up North(east-ish) for the weekend! That’s right, I’m heading for the hills, vales, and mountains for a little R&R. As I started prepping my driving playlist, this song came on and we got reacquainted (it had been a whole 2 months since I played it last). The title itself is the perfect description of my mood once I hit the timberline.
In actuality though, this song contains so much awesomeness, not to mention the fact that the video pays copious amounts of homage to the old video game “Invaders”, set in the real world. The main hook of this song is loaded with whimsy and a carefree, happy-go-lucky feel. Heavier electronic elements join on in the bridge but this wistful theme keeps the song rolling along.
Enjoy this happy tune from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp!