Everyone who loves Kygo knows the Norwegian tropical dance-pop star loved Avicii; the Swedish legend inspired Kygo to pick up electronic production. Avicii’s sudden suicide in April of this year moved the world globally. Hence, there have been a few musical homages made in his honor. Today, Kygo & Sandro Cavazza reveal in full their collabo-single “Happy Now” with Avicii’s friend and frequent collaborator on “Without You” that feels like something special on its own.
The pair premiered “Happy Now” live for fans at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. It’s a rather upbeat song with classic Kygo sounds and a lyrical message of loss.
The clip Kygo recently shared to socials in promotion of the song’s release is moody for sure.
We find Kygo lying on his bed; looking up at the ceiling, a calm image interrupted by spasmic images that imply an emotional volatility beneath the surface.