Dear Happy

Gabrielle Aplin - Dear Happy
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Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2020 Ratings: #258
January 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Never Fade, AWAL / Label
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One of the enjoyable things about Dear Happy is how Aplin isn’t afraid to step out of the acoustic, indie scene and dive into pop. Although the new album isn’t something to cry to at 2am (like her previous albums), it’s definitely enjoyable and more radio friendly because of the colourful pop tunes.

The Independent

Dear Happy’s unapologetic cutseyness is mostly to its credit, bar moments where the sweetness becomes saccharine.

An okay pop album. Gabrielle has a pretty good voice and the production on this can be interesting at times. Some tracks do feel a bit too generic but there are a few standouts that help.
Faves: Miss You, Strange, Dear Happy
It's alright but it is ultimately forgettable. Gabrielle Aplin has a solid voice and the production is also solid but both of these are predictable on this record thus the only highlight are the lyrics but I can't get behind the lyrics when I am being bored by the rest of the song but I will give props to Gabrielle Aplin for giving us something to think about and isn't brainless pop. My Mistake and Dear Happy are probably the only tracks which truly stands out as the lyrics, vocals and ... read more
o álbum é um pouco caótico em determinadas vezes, mas as composições são boas e a produção apesar de ligeiramente pobre, consegue transmitir a essência do projeto.
Solid Vocals, Solid Production, and Gabrielles willingness to step out of the Indie genre and dive into the world of pop while simultaneously not making her songs entirely generic make this album an enjoyable listen. However on repeat listens songs can get boring and with time there is a chance this album will be forgotten.
I made the mistake of listening to this album late at night because I struggled to stay awake, and not in the good way. Nothing is memorable or slightly unique, it passes in through one ear and out through the other.
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Track List

  1. Until the Sun Comes Up
  2. Invisible
  3. One of Those Days
  4. Kintsugi
  5. Strange
  6. My Mistake
  7. Like You Say You Do
  8. Losing Me
  9. So Far so Good
  10. Nothing Really Matters
  11. Magic
  12. Love Back
  13. Miss You
  14. Dear Happy
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Added on: September 19, 2019