Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade has shared the video for the new version of his song “Happier Alone,” featuring new Columbia Records phenom Koe Wetzel. Watch it HERE [embedded below] — and be sure and keep your eye out for Wetzel in the role of the custodian.
“Koe has been a big supporter, and our bands have been friends for a while,” Meade explains about how the collaboration came to be. “He was really into ‘Happier Alone’ before we even put it out, so the rest just happened naturally. The dude has a killer voice and I really like the way he finds melodies and interesting phrases with lyrics. It was important to me that this feature was with someone I respected and could relate to. We cut his new part while out on a run of shows and came up with a new storyline/perspective to the video that is hilarious. It’s too much damn fun to joke around for a living.”
Meade also reveals that this song is arriving on not one but two very special occasions, sharing, “This version is coming out on the one-year anniversary of the original ‘Happier Alone’ — just in time to give Valentine’s Day the middle finger once more.”
Wetzel weighed in regarding his participation, saying, “Whenever I first heard the song, I was like, ‘Damn, this shit is awesome.’ It turned out to be our lake song for the summer of 2020. So when Meade asked me to cut a verse on it, I was honored. I’ve always been a fan of his style of writing, and putting together music, I hope we can nail down some more tunes in the future.”
The Koe Wetzel-assisted version of “Happier Alone” is a standalone single. The original version appears on Meade’s upcoming Snakefarm Records‘ debut Black Sheep, which arrives on March 19, 2021. The album is available for pre-order HERE.
If you are “Happier Alone” this Valentine’s Day, why not send an anti-V Day e-card? Go HERE to share.
‘Black Sheep’ track listing:
01 – “Dopamine Drop”
02 – “Cave In”
03 – “Creeps”
04 – “HAPPIER ALONE“
05 – “DÉJÀ VU“
06 – “I Don’t Feel A Thing”
07 – “Hurt You To Hear This”
08 – “Something New”
09 – “Settle Down”
10 – “Good Side”
11 – “Lying To Myself”
12 – “Black Sheep”
Press release courtesy of Atom Splitter PR