“Happiness” by Thick

Thick have dropped “Happiness”, the track is accompanied by a visual capturing a day of true irony as the band takes a convertible out in search of happiness despite an advancing blizzard. The song follows the announcement of their forthcoming new album, Happy Now. The band Worked again with producer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Juiceboxxx) and recorded at Studio G Brooklyn, the LP is set to release August 19th, 2022 via Epitaph Records.

About the track, Thick share: “This song explores the ways we seek validation and how it motivates the way we interact with the world around us. Whether you look for it externally or internally, it begs the question, ‘Who is this all for and is it ever enough?'”

Happy Now features the band’s vocalist/guitarist Nikki Sisti, vocalist/bassist Kate Black, and vocalist/drummer Shari Page, the album explores everything from self-sabotage and insecurity to victim-blaming and destructive relationships. Raw, irreverent, and brutally honest, Happy Now ultimately offers both joyful catharsis and much-needed instruction for living well in turbulent times.

“Most of our songs lean toward optimism, even when there’s a lot of pain in them,” says Sisti, who refers to THICK’s output as a “living diary.” “It’s not about toxic positivity or trying to force yourself into happiness; it’s about recognizing that it’s okay to feel a whole spectrum of emotions, and then getting to the other side and really growing from your experiences.”

The band takes a highly collaborative approach to their songwriting without ever sacrificing the intimacy of their lyrics. In the writing of the heavy-hearted “Disappear,” for instance, Sisti lifted directly from her journal in telling the story of “loving someone who gets lost in their own head, and how painful that can be.” Meanwhile, on “Her Chapstick,” Page opens up about a struggle in her own relationship. “It has to do with the experience of a partner seeking external affection,” she says. “It’s about navigating the feelings of why a partner is sharing themselves with someone else when you are right there.”

Thick 2022 Tour Dates

08/27 – Wichita, KS – Kansas Is For Lovers Fest @ Wave +
08/28 – Denver, CO – Colorado is for Lovers Fest @ Levitt Pavilion +
09/07 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom +
09/08 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar +
09/09 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall +
09/10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground +
09/11 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room +
09/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz +
09/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison +
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary +
09/17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest @ Douglass Park
09/18 – St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
09/20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Vultures *
09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
09/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project *
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ The WISE Hall *
09/25 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater *
09/26 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub *
09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
09/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium @ The Catalyst *
09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre #
10/01 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s #
10/05 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues #
10/07 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck #
10/08 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers #
10/09 – Nashville, TN @ The End #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory #
10/12 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd #
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie #
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus [early + late shows] #

+ = w/ Bad Waitress
* = w/ Vial

Pre order Happiness by Thick HERE