Tears of Happiness is a new exciting collaboration between singer songwriter Me'da and producer/artist LCamz.
This duo has created their own style of Electronic Dance Pop that takes you on a musical journey that does not disappoint.
Break-up albums are often the most powerful. From Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ to Kanye West’s ‘808’s & Heartbreak’, the best artists channel their emotional torment into music with universal appeal. Which brings us neatly to Tears of Happiness’s extraordinary debut album ‘Elevate’.
“The catalyst for the band was my relationship falling apart,” explains singer and lyricist Me’da. “I tried to keep things together but it wasn’t meant to be. So I rang LCamz and asked if I could come and pour my heart out in his vocal booth. Everything has spiralled from there.”
It’s been just over a year since that cathartic first session together. In that time, this Home Counties based duo - made up of Me’da and charismatic studio boffin LCamz - have signed to management company Shush and sparked feverish excitement among industry insiders about their imminent debut album. The reason? A sound which combines the existential clout of Depeche Mode with the euphoric uplift of Calvin Harris.
“We want to make adult dance music,” explains Me’da. “We call it electronic dance pop. Lyrically, the songs are about what we and our circle of friends are going through. They deal with real issues. We’re very positive people, but sometimes you get to the stage where you’re not sure where life is taking you.”
Boasting disparate influences - Me’da namechecks Orbital, Aphex Twin, Rudimental and John Newman; LCamz enthuses about Kendrick Lamar, R Kelly, Muse and Coldplay - ToH’s formation feels like a case of musical serendipity.
ToH’s music hits both the head and the feet, but it tugs remorselessly on the heartstrings, too, as the band themselves discovered during recording.
Tears of Happiness: songs which will have you punching the air while crying your eyes out. As an antidote to life on Planet Trump, their arrival couldn’t be better timed.
Paul Moody, Q Magazine