On Happy (We’ll Never Be), 3D Friends are able to create a laid-back dance track that ties together Savage Garden, Depeche Mode and mid-oughts emo music into a delectable package. The charisma of the band’s vocals stands out above the taut instrumentation. This blending of masterfully arranged synths, chunky bass lines, and a smooth production makes it easy to imagine the single garnering heavy airplay. The bit of an instrumental section observed at the 2:15 mark is precisely what is needed to refresh listeners and have the track ending as emphatically as it began.
We previously covered 3D Friends’ Summer Break EP back in 2014.