Friday, October 27, 2023

Chicken Happen - "The Easy Way"

Chicago's Chicken Happen chose to focus on piano driven songs for their fourth album. A trio making piano driven indie rock/pop songs is going to draw immediate comparisons to Ben Folds Five, but it's apt for their latest single. "The Easy Way" has that upbeat, confessional with a sense of humor sound that you'd get with a vintage BFF song. The main difference will be the guitar on "The Easy Way." The song has this rollicking sound that is extremely rare in a pop based song. It also features some oddly killer harmonies and joyous "oooooohs." Chicken Happen have released a keeper of a single that is nearly impossible to resist.

Lilly Choi (singer and multi-instrumentalist) says of her band's upcoming album:

“This album has been all about collaboration and exploration. It was a grandiose idea to write an entire album of piano songs, but we were in the right place at the right time and the songs kind of wrote themselves. I was in a deeply self-contemplative place when writing these songs and I really wanted to break free from all expectations I felt from others and myself. These songs draw a lot of inspiration from R&B and are some of the most vulnerable songs I’ve ever written.” 

You can watch the video for "The Easy Way" below. Chicken Happen IV is due out November 10, and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp. For more on Chicken Happen, check out the band on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a brand new reader of this blog, and just wanted to make a shout out to let you know your content is amazing. There is such an amazing mix of artist I am both familiar with and have never heard of. Having a great time diving in to read and listen. So glad to be introduced to Chicken Happen. Thank you!!