Featured Song: SAKIMA – Happy Hr.
London, UK-based singer-songwriter and producer Isaac Sakima a.k.a. SAKIMA’s “Happy Hr” is contemporary pop music at its finest. Per the track description, “Happy Hr” is a tale of lust, heartbreak, and reconciliation. SAKIMA had the following to say of the song:
The song sounds like it’s about drinking, sex, and drugs, but it’s actually about being over-obsessed with a guy I dated. I was doing a lot partying and dumb stuff around that time. For some reason this guy made me act differently. I acted completely normal when actually, in my head, I was like ‘marry me or die’… hence the melodramatic lyrics such as ‘take it to my blood’ and the chorus: ‘we’re all falling for the same shit’ but the ‘we’ more refers to my normal-self and my crazy-self.
SAKIMA’s collaborative audio-visual gallery with Rianne White and VSCO perfectly captures the emotion of the track. The pair, who met back in 2009, have combined for a series which contains a short video to accompany each track off of SAKIMA’s upcoming EP, set to release this Spring through Moving Castle.
Mining the lyrical themes within the EP, the pair explores notions of the cult of self and internal stresses as a result of contemporary social media pressures, as well as themes ranging from sexuality to self-awareness. The piece is comprised of four snapshot films to accompany each song on the EP, set in the Arcadian and theatrical backdrop of Torridon Estate, Scotland.
The rest of the instalment can be viewed here.
Stream the track below, find it in major online stores here, and stay tuned for the release of SAKIMA’s EP!
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