As they’re teasing their upcoming self-titled EP, the Sacramento-based rockers Sages dropped their single Happy on the 25th of August 2023. Featuring current members of FAR, Black Map and Simon Says, and teaming up with producer Beau Burchell, Sages mixes diverse elements and influences in a special super approachable mix in Happy. Let me tell you more about it.
With an open spacious sound Sages opened Happy, taking steady steps with a smooth build-up leading to a fluid melodic verse with atmospheric guitars. Happy has an escalating dynamic progression with carefully written twists in a flowing structure, where each shift takes all the time preparing the listeners for the next move, keeping them fully hooked and entertained. The vocal melody plays a major role in the song’s progression towards a bigger sound, leading that stream of melodies and always taking the energy to the next level, seamlessly and smoothly without compromising the mood while the multi-layered guitars added layers and textures that crafted their organic sound.
Happy is a solid catchy tune by Sages. It has a well-arranged production and writing that shows their well-knowledge of their sound and direction, creating an ambient, moody setup with cool hooks and an interesting flow that’s appealing to a wide range of audiences. Looking forward to more from Sages, keep on rocking guys. Cheers!