Posting original songs and videos to TikTok at the beginning of the pandemic, joe p had no idea that he would gain hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views within his first few months. After unsuccessfully reaching out to Mark Ronson through social media, Joe managed to catch the eyes and ears of DJ and radio personality Zane Lowe, who made a video with Joe’s “Fighting in the Car” on his TikTok. From there, Joe signed to Neon Gold/Atlantic Records and released his debut EP, Emily Can’t Sing, with the label in October of last year. joe p is very much on his way, and before he drops his new EP French Blonde next month, he is sharing his latest single, “Happy People.”
On “Happy People,” joe p compares himself to those out there who seem to “smile all the time.” Over rhythmic alt-rock music, he gives us imploring vocals that yearn for a carefree lifestyle. By the time we get to the chorus, Joe opens up by declaring, “Happy people always get it right / We’d probably hurt ourselves if we tried,” accentuating the anthemic moment with catchy ‘Oos and Ahs.’ You can check it out below.
About “Happy People,” joe p shares,
“Happy people is a song about being envious/jealous of everyone who isn’t you while at the same time being fully aware that if you did in fact have the same outlook as those very same people, you would go f**king insane.”
You can listen to “Happy People” on platforms like SoundCloud, Apple Music, and Spotify.
joe p’s upcoming EP, French Blonde, is due for release October 7. You can pre-save it here.
Grab tickets to catch joe p on tour with Spacey Jane starting next month here.