Artist: Chaka Khan
Song: “Hello Happiness”
Album: Hello Happiness (Due in stores February 15th)
Nearly twelve years parted from her last studio album, the venerated Funk This (2007), the musical force of nature that is Chaka Khan returns with her twelfth studio album Hello Happiness next month on February 15th. Currently, its second single and title song is making justifiable waves.
Acting as the flip side to the arch daytime funk of her lead single “Like Sugar,” “Hello Happiness” trades in a more languid, nighttime groove comprised of both sensuous digital programming and organic live instrumentation.
Meticulously arranged, “Hello Happiness” is the perfect stage for Khan’s indefatigable voice to guide the song’s sparse danceability and further fuel excitement for the long player itself. If “Hello Happiness,” as with “Like Sugar” before it, is any indication of the rest of project’s contents, Khan enthusiasts are in for quite a treat next month.