Wildcard (week 24):
Rose Gray – Happiness

I think it’s fair to say East London town Walthamstow first came to the attention of most music lovers when East 17 named their 1992 debut album after their place of birth. In fact, E17 is the area’s postal code. Artists that referenced it in their lyrics include Paul McCartney & Wings (as long ago as 1979) and The Cranberries. Nowadays, it’s a major centre in London’s grime music scene.

But Walthamstow is also the town where Rose Gray was born and raised. The warehouse parties in secret locations she intended in the small hours are woven into the fabric of her own sonic landscape. This contains an infectious blend of house, pop and dance that feels entirely unique, and totally irresistible. Her new single Happiness is a great example and another huge step forward.

Speaking about the track, Gray said: “There’s no denying I’m a late ‘90s baby with my heart very much in the underground club scene. I take massive inspiration from the euphoric and pure nature of iconic ‘90s records. Happiness is just that, reimagined in 2023 style.”

The tune includes a reference to Deee-Lite’s equally compelling 1990 classic Groove Is In The Heart, which can only be a good thing.

Recommended as well:
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Happiness by Rose Gray is the new Carte Blanche Music Wildcard. That means it’ll be featured prominently at the top of the blog for a whole week.

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In the Wildcards 2023 playlist you’ll find all of this year’s Carte Blanche Music Wildcards so far.

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