Closing a cycle is not an easy task. From the emotional charge to finding oneself at a new starting point, there are many obstacles and fears to overcome. “Life is complicated and I'm happy to be almost happy,” explains Laces, who under her legal name, Jessica Vaughn, produces music for cartoons like Jem and the Holograms or Baby Alive. A multi-talented artist who proved herself in lockdown that she was capable of charting her own path, and she decided to celebrate her own identity through reflection.
“Almost happy is that destination you reach as an adult. Content, solid and maybe some residual bitterness left over from your youth,” she comments on her new single, in which acceptance constitutes the fundamental pillar on which a somewhat melancholic piece is built, meant to be listened to while driving in loneliness. Laces has collaborated with Butch Walker, her old tour buddy, whom she does not hesitate to recognise as a legend of the nineties. And it is that the musician and composer has written and produced for artists like P!nk or Avril Lavigne. Almost Happy is an ode to hope, a plea for new beginnings.