Imposter Syndrome, the new album coming from Happy. via Rude Records on October 30, holds 10 tracks of pop rock sprinkled with notes of emo. With witty lyrics and springy riffs, Imposter Syndrome is filled with songs you’ll be singing in no time.
From the upbeat rhythm and synth sounds of “Sick is the New Sane,” to the breakup-themed “June Gloom” packed with dynamic guitars and the melancholy (yet dreamy) “Hooky,” Imposter Syndrome has something for everyone.
Happy. signed to Rude Records in December 2017 and released their debut album Cult Classic under the indie label the following year. The band has been ramping up for the release of Imposter Syndrome, dropping singles and videos for months, trickling the tracks over the summer and fall, teasing the album.
While some fans have dubbed Happy.’s genre as “Happycore,” their focus on mental health and life’s hardships should not be discounted just because the songs have a good beat. Happy. delivers with Imposter Syndrome a depth of pain and shared strife in a pop rock package.
With explorations into the band’s experience with mental health, addiction, grappling with life as public figures and the ongoing pursuit of success, Imposter Syndrome has no shortage of poignant themes while being crisp and catchy. The effort is available October 30th for download, streaming and purchase via Rude Records or you can pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.