Superhuman Happiness have announced the release of their debut full-length album, Hands, slated for a March 5th release via The Royal Potato Family.
The New York based 7-piece first started in 2008 “to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised” as they describe in their social media page. “Their mission is to pursue a happiness greater than that experienced by an individual mind” and their infectious songs are the proof of their success.
Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Ryan Ferreira, Jared Samuel, Eric Biondo, Nikhil Yerawadekar and Miles Arntzen, who make up Superhuman Happiness, have collaborated with several other bands including Antibalas, Phenomenal Handclap Band, TV On The Radio, Iron & Wine and Martha Wainwright among many others.
“The foundation for the songs on Hands were created by playing a series of hand-clapping games at the beginning of each rehearsal.” explains the press release. “It was the spark that initiated a truly collaborative process.”
Speaking about the forthcoming album, bandleader Bogie said it “was cultivated through a shared method of composition in order to make something greater than any one individual. Who are our influences? More than anything, this band has seven main influences: each member.”
To entice us further, Superhuman Happiness have dropped the first single off Hands, ‘See Me On My Way’. Listen to it now.
This Tuesday December 4th, Superhuman Happiness will release the original soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary How To Survive A Plague, written and co-produced by Bogie and O’Malley and featuring performances by Kronos Quartet and compositions by Arthur Russell.