Los Angeles artist/Oscar-nominated Danny Elfman (lead singer of Oingo Boingo) has revealed the video for the Boy Harsher remix of his track “Happy“.
Complete with unsettlingly saccharine smiles, laughter and cheerleading choreography that feel like a warped VHS tape unearthed from the deepest depths of the 1980s, the music video brings to life the duo’s darkwave pop rendition of the song with the help of directors Muted Widows and Elfman’s creative director Berit Gwendolyn Gilma.
The video also arrives on the second anniversary of the release of Elfman’s original version of “Happy,” serving as a full circle moment for him and a return to the origin of his expansive and wildly ambitious Big Mess project: the track that ignited it all two years ago.
A biting social commentary, “Happy” marked the first taste from Big Mess upon its initial premiere in October 2020 and saw the 4x Oscar nominated, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist deliver the unexpected yet again – just as he has all throughout his incomparably prolific career.
Following the release of “Happy” along with several other dynamic singles and aesthetically inventive videos, Elfman officially debuted Big Mess in June 2021 to widespread acclaim.
Clocking in at 18 tracks, the kinetic double album finds Elfman breaking bold new ground as both a songwriter and a performer while joining forces with drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Weezer, The Vandals), bassist Stu Brooks (Dub Trio, Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill), and guitarists Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses) and Nili Brosh (Tony MacAlpine, Paul Gilbert).
Grab ‘Bigger. Messier‘ here and watch the video below.