If you’re not familiar with Of Monsters and Men, this is your sign to get acquainted with the Icelandic alt-rock group. The group is one of our favorites here at The Honey POP. If you couldn’t tell, we’re so excited to talk about their latest single ‘This Happiness!’
The new track will be featured on their forthcoming EP TÍU, slated for June 10. In addition, Of Monsters and Men fans are in for a treat because the band’s documentary, also titled TÍU, has been selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a wide release in the future.
More news! We took a little trip around Iceland and played the songs on our upcoming TÍU EP in various places that mean something to us to commemorate our 10 years of being a band. Excited to share “TÍU” will premiere at @Tribeca on June 9th. Tix here: https://t.co/9sKPvQYM5e pic.twitter.com/qtnKG2AJl8
— Of Monsters and Men (@monstersandmen) April 19, 2022
‘This Happiness’ ushers in a new chapter for the band as they are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. Contrary to the title, ‘This Happiness’ is far from a joyful tune. Instead, the track carries a melancholic guitar and drum melody.
Lyrically, Of Monsters and Men takes a microscope to what happiness really is. The song also talks about trying to break free from a cycle of fake happiness. In addition, the band demonstrates their raw emotions with lyrics like, “We fight again, we’re like paper planes/ But I just wanna tumble and collide / A bird in the night.” Furthermore, the group added a reference to their song ‘Under a Dome’ from their 2019 album Fever Dream.
Of Monsters and Men Channel Sad Clowns
The Icelandic alt-rock band takes on sad clown personas in ‘This Happiness.’ The music video adds to the song’s theme as the band progressively lets loose and escapes a cycle of false happiness.
We can’t wait to see more Of Monsters and Men in the future! June 10 needs to come sooner. Until then, we’ll be streaming ‘This Happiness,’ and you should too!