D4WYL / HappyShine 2009
Helsinki’s finest return with their first new material since fall 2013. Their brand of refined, nonchalant and distinctly Scandinavian pop is unmistakable to anyone familiar with their sound.
Single ‘D4WYL’ deals with pride, obsession and escapism. It's a song about an idealized vision of life so many of us strive for. 'D4WYL' is bundled with 'Happy' which sees the return of fictional protagonist from their album, Our Nation, who presents his shallow, mechanistic and oppressive view of joy.
The last three years saw band members Sami Suova and Mikko Pykäri focus on various solo projects, including a highly praised EP released under Sami’s own name that features crystalline standout, ‘Yours Completely’.
‘D4WYL’ and 'Happy' were written, performed, produced and mixed by the band themselves. Artwork is by Jaakko Pallasvuo and photography used throughout the campaign by Helen Korpak.