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Whereas Kiefer describes Kickinit Alone as “90% focused on all types of sadness”, Happysad is more complex. He says it’s “my emotional journal of the last year. I struggle emotionally a lot, and yet I feel pretty damn good much of the time. This album is focused on both joy and sadness, and how they are always intertwined.” The track titles are deliberately left open to interpretation; opening on a confident, blissful note, then segueing into a more dynamic mood before entering a deeper, darker and more ethereal place.

Inspirations for Happysad and Kiefer’s music in general include jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans, as well as label mates Karriem Riggins and Knxwledge. “I've loved the sense of responsibility that comes with being a jazz musician,” he says, “The responsibility to study and understand its history, to respect the discipline of an instrument, and to dedicate your career to positively changing the direction of the music.” – On Bandcamp

Label: Stones Throw Records ‎– STH2398

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released: 08 Jun 2018

Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz

Style: Trip Hop, Future Jazz