British alt-pop band Bastille is internationally known for their often momentous, though brooding collection of ubiquitous tracks. Adversely, the masked, always-smiling Marshmello is regarded for his light and bouncy productions. Somewhat surprisingly, the two announced earlier in the week that they would be converging on a new track, “Happier.”
Released through Astralwerks, the track has arrived, and it is just as the title promises — though it’s not without its sorrow-tinged Bastille sentiments. Where Marshmello’s effervescent production provides bursts of sunshine, Bastille’s woeful lyrics lend a bit of rain. The pairing, while unlikely is an infectious dance pop track likely to reside right alongside with both entities extensive list of explosive hits.