Happy Machine is the first single of the upcoming new album with the eponymous title by Penny Was Right from Paris, which will be released on December 10th, 2021. The band delivers an energetic and unpretentious music at the crossroads of Californian punk rock and pop rock, especially with Dalia’s voice, which sometimes reminds us of P!NK. Influenced by the icons of the movement (Blink 182, Sum41, Billy Talent), Penny Was Right is also inspired by other bands such as Rise Against, Alter Bridge, The Distillers or even Bring Me the Horizon.
Happy Machine is a metaphor about reconstruction from a crisis, both in the lyrics and in the clip. In order to rebuild yourself, sometimes you need to „destroy everything“ around you to better rise from your ashes. In order be reborn happier, get rid of all your past demons and everything that you hang around and hold on to. It’s hard, but it relieves and allows you to move forward into your new life.
In the clip, we follow a character who decides to take control of his life by burning his inner demons, symbolized by a hooded and tied man.
Release show in Paris is set up in December and they are also requested to play on Rebellion festival (UK) newcomer stage 2022, after the festival originally scheduled for 2020 had to be cancelled for well-known reasons. Further concerts in France and Germany are planned. The album Happy Machine is released by german label Upstartz Records, distributed by Sounds of Subterrania (Germany).