DJ/producer Marshmello and British band Bastille have unveiled the new single ‘Happier‘.
By turns poignant and exhilarating, ‘Happier‘ (Astralwerks) acknowledges the uncomfortable truth that loving someone sometimes requires we step aside so they can find happiness.
Bastille frontman Dan Smith penned the song with Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, P!nk).
“We wrote ‘Happier’ last year and thought it would be great as a collaboration,” explained Dan Smith.
“We had a lot of fun working on it with Marshmello, who managed to find joy in the melancholy.
“It’s always good to step into somebody else’s world for a minute.”
Listen to Marshmello and Bastille‘s ‘Happier‘ on Shoot Music’s New Releases Playlist.
Marshmello is re-defining today’s music industry, one hit after another.
With the last year’s worth of chart topping singles featuring collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, Logic and more, the artist has clocked a staggering 2+ billion streams across Spotify alone with over 40 million monthly listeners, cementing him as the platform’s #4 Most Streamed Artist in the World.
He continued his global takeover with the summer smash ‘FRIENDS‘ with Anne-Marie.
Certified platinum in the US and UK and certified triple platinum in Canada, ‘FRIENDS‘ ranked #1 on both iTunes and Shazam’s worldwide charts, with over 500 million overall streams.
The single climbed to #2 at Pop radio.
2017’s ‘Wolves‘ ft. Selena Gomez peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #5 at Top 40 radio.
The same year Marshmello released his hit ‘Silence‘ featuring Khalid, which is nominated for “Best Dance” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Marshmello himself is ranked #4 overall on Billboard’s 2018 Dance List.
Most recently, Marshmello released his highly anticipated sophomore album Joytime II, which debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s top dance/electronic chart upon release last month.
The album follows 2016’s Joytime which landed him in the Top 5 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums, with his track ‘Alone‘ propelling his monumental success with over 110 million Spotify plays and over 1 billion views on YouTube making it certified Platinum in only one year.