Meaning of “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille
“Happier” is a breakup song performed by American DJ/EDM producer Marshmello and British indie pop band Bastille. The lyrics of this song tell the story of a love affair between the narrator and his significant other that is rapidly coming to its end.
Despite being fully aware that the relationship has reached its tail end, the narrator still somehow wants to hold on. However, deep down within him, he knows that the only way his significant other can be “happier” is by abandoning the relationship and going their separate ways.
Facts about “Happier”
- “Happier” was co-written by Marshmello, Dan Smith (lead vocalist of Bastille) and British musician/songwriter Steve Mac.
- This track was produced by Marshmello only. In addition to that, Marshmello also played both the guitar and keyboards on this track.
- “Happier” was a chart success. It reached the top 10 in a number of countries across the globe, including Ireland and the Czech Republic. On the UK Singles Chart, “Happier” climbed to number 2. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it made it to number 6.
- Dan Smith is the only member of Bastille to play a role in the song’s creation and performance. However, the song was released as a collaboration between Bastille and Marshmello.
Who sings the song’s backing vocals?
The backing vocals of this track are provided by both Dan Smith of Bastille and English singer-songwriter Charlie Barnes. Barnes is best known for working as a touring musician for Bastille.
Have Marshmello and Bastille worked together before?
No. “Happier” marks the first time Marshmello and this British band have ever worked together.
Did the musicians make a music video for this track?
Yes. The official music video for “Happier” was released on September 24, 2018. The clip, which is very touching, shows the a beautiful and unbreakable bond between a woman and her dog. You can watch the video below.
Who is the woman in the “Happier” music video?
The woman in the video (the main character) is portrayed by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove. The other minor characters in the clip are actress Jordyn Jones and YouTuber Teala Dunn
What musical genre is “Happier”?
It is a pop song.
Which album does this song appear on?
You can find this track on the fourth mix-tape from Bastille titled Other People’s Heartache Part 4.