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Happiness Junkies

by Happiness Junkies

Enjoy a slow pace in a fast world... style: think Eurythmics meets Jeff Buckley... Emo slowbeat rock by f/m duo; electric guitar and piano entwined, female vox & a rhythm box
Genre: Rock: Emo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just Say So
4:48 $0.99
2. On a Tuscan Hill
4:38 $0.99
3. Happiness Junkie
4:26 $0.99
4. Move Along
4:00 $0.99
5. If Not Wiser, Just Older
5:44 $0.99
6. You Can Leave Your Light On
3:22 $0.99
7. Miss You Like Crazy
5:02 $0.99
8. Ow Ow (Space Station)
3:48 $0.99
9. Hold You in Your Love
4:08 $0.99
10. And the Sunset
4:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
What if... with just female vocals, piano and electric guitar you sound like a band
What if... piano and electric guitar somehow entwine beautifully
What if... while songwriting the simple sound of a drum machine seems just right
What if... you turn the tempo down to a slowbeat
What if... two band members are more than enough
What if... you're addicted to happiness, but at the same time touched by melancholy

Happy to meet you...
we are Happiness Junkies

our sound: think Eurythmics meets Jeff Buckley... Emo slowbeat rock with electric guitar and piano entwined, female vox & a rhythm box

enjoy a slow pace in a fast world...

‘...maybe it’s a vibration,
like a radiostation
and is it all frequency...’
(track: Happiness Junkie)

tracks from our debut album currently getting streams/downloads in Europe, Asia, U.S., Australia... and radio airplay in Europe & U.S...

10 track-album 'Happiness Junkies' written, recorded, mixed & produced by HJ
mastered by Grammy nominated Don Tyler at IO Mastering, Los Angeles, US

want a bit more to read about Happiness Junkies?

Our studio monks story

To be honest, at first we had totally different plans for this album, but like John Lennon said: 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans...' so while songwriting and recording first takes for our new album as a duo, we found out we were somehow guided into a whole new direction. meaning: a drum machine - or rather rhythm composer as it wants to be called - instead of a drummer, an octave pedal for the guitar instead of a bass player, a guitar loop here and there, but with a main focus on the sound of El's piano and Onno's electric guitar... the way these two instruments Happiness Junkies entwine on these new songs was something totally new to our ears.

Sure, it had something to do with the slowbeats we liked, but still the way piano and electric guitar interweaved really struck us as the way to go. songwriters and producers will no doubt recognize this feeling that in fact the song tells you which way to go, rather than you telling the song what to do... so it was a matter of carefully listening and going with the flow. so we did... although it meant that we cancelled all previous recordings and started anew. songs came out of us faster than we could record them. our phones were our best friends in trying to remember all the new songideas. working as a duo, El recorded Onno's guitar parts and Onno recorded El's vocal and piano parts. the engineering and production of this album is a joint effort, done in every free hour, soundscaping, philosophizing, and working on the analog/digital recording system till late, like studio monks, in between the other work that needs to be done here in our indepedent production company.

But man, what fun did we have recording and producing this album. of course it was not only fun, cos life at times shows us the mystery of contrast so we had to counter some issues that we did not see coming. still, looking back it was an adventure of a lifetime, leading to this great new piece of music. and to this new sound we are sure we'll stick to for the time ahead of us. so while you are (...hopefully...:-) enjoying our Happiness Junkies debut, we are already having fun with the follow-up album cos the songs keep coming and like most songwriters and producers will know, you'd better get it on tape when it comes... before it flies out of the window...

We thank our heroes of past and present for inspiring us and meanwhile keep our focus on trying to feel as happy as possible along the way, cos after all, isn't happiness what we all in our own way try to achieve here on this rotating planet in this endless universe...? we'll be updating these pages and stories on a regular basis, so feel free to land here more often to maybe share some inspration...
best, Onno & El



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