Jowst and Chris Medina

It might be the middle of August, but the summer is not over just yet. We’re still on the hunt for some songs to fill up our playlists, and luckily Eurovision 2017 act JOWST has just the track for us. He’s recently teamed up with American Idol and Melodi Grand Prix 2019 alum Chris Medina on the song “Happier”. That’s right, take the top down, put on some sun cream and get happy!

Most recently, the two Norwegian artists have released a stripped-down version of “Happier”. Raw and beautifully honest, JOWST really gives Chris a perfect platform to highlight his amazing voice.

The lyrics of “Happier” note that life is better when the one you love is around. You might try everything to stop it, but as Chris sings: “No matter what I try to do, I’m still coming back to you”. In this paired-back style, the lyrics take on an even more emotional meaning. JOWST can do club bangers, but he can also break hearts with this.

JOWST – “Happier” (feat. Chris Medina) [Stripped-Down Version]

If you’re in the need for something a bit more upbeat, then be sure to check out the original version of the song. Released back in May on the eve of the Eurovision 2019 grand-final, the track naturally got a bit lost amongst all the excitement and drama of the contest. But now it’s time to write that wrong and bring the song back into the spotlight.

As the producer and writer of the song, JOWST brings the positive vibes home with an ear-worm of a chorus and a very addictive beat that you can’t help but dance to.

Unlike the video for the stripped-back version, the original music video doesn’t include JOWST and Chris themselves. Instead it incorporates a plethora of post-it notes with the lyrics written on. If you’ve got a fetish for multicoloured, sticky squares, then this is the video for you!

JOWST – “Happier” (feat. Chris Medina)

JOWST has certainly kept himself busy since he grabbed his Eurovision moment in 2017 along side Aleksander Walmann, finishing in tenth place overall. Later that year, both of them joined forces again with another summer hit “ThatFeeling”.

Since then, the “Grab The Moment” producer has teamed up with other Eurovision alumni including 2017 runner-up Kristian Kostov and Spanish guitarist Manel Naverro. He also submitted a song for the BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide 2019, which was ultimately rejected.

Lyrics: JOWST – “Happier” (feat. Chris Medina)

I’ve been spending my days alone
I needed to
Tried to lift myself up again
Like you would do

I tried to skydive
Jump through hoops
But every little thing I do
Got me coming back to you
Oh When I skydive
I think of you
No matter what I try to do
I’m still coming back to you

I’m happier with you
I just needed time to see it through
Baby I feel happier with you
I can only hope
You feel it too

I guess missing you was enough
To see the truth
Seeking happiness left me broke
We had it good
(We had it good)

I tried to skydive
Jump through hoops
But every little thing I do
Got me coming back to you
Oh When I skydive
I think of you
No matter what I try to do
I’m still coming back to you

I’m happier with you
I just needed time to see it through
Baby I feel happier with you
I can only hope
You feel it too

Walk with the sun and the moon
Looking for someone
Like you
Like you
Like you
Oh, Like you
None of my wishes came true
But I don’t need something new
Just you
Just you
Oh, Just you

I’m happier with you
I just needed time to see it through
Baby I feel happier with you
I can only hope
You feel it too

What do you think of the two versions of “Happier”? Do you have a favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Say something about Olivia Newton John. She is in denial. Celebrate her when she can enjoy.