Pharrell- Not Happy (Blues Cover of Happy)

A whole different twist on this Top 40 juggernaut

If you have been around me the past few weeks when this song comes on the radio, TV, or at the bar, you know how sick and tired of it I am. Despite my commitment to avoid all “Happy” covers, when I saw the title of this video, I was intrigued and had to check it out.

Rather than perform a traditional, uplifting cover of Pharrell’s “Happy”, singer Gracie Terzian chooses to go in the opposite direction and perform a blues influenced version she titled, “Not Happy”. The result is pretty remarkable and provides for a much more intimate and meaningful version that hits a lot harder than the quirky original. Sure, some people may see this as depressing and may right it off as such, however, this version is real, raw, and, in my opinion, remarkable.

Do yourself a favor and check out more music from the talented Gracie Terzian over on her YouTube channel.

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