Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Hailey Whitters released an animated video for "Happy People" today.
The video was co-directed by Harper Smith and Drew Wittler. The song was on Whitters' recent disc, "The Dream," via Pigasus Records / Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters. The song was co-written with Lori McKenna and originally recorded by Little Big Town in 2017.
"This song has always felt like a step-by-step guide to happiness," said Whitters. "I wanted the visual to be bright and colorful to match the character of the record, as well as accessible to both children and adults. My friend, Drew Wittler, did the animation and he sprinkled Easter eggs throughout of my musical imprint and Iowa upbringing. My aim is to take viewers on a walk through my 'happy place" and hopefully remind them of their own along the way."
The video follows the release of Whitters" Live In Studio Session series which delivered five live performances throughout the month of August. Watch videos including a reimagined piano version of "Dream, Girl," "Heartland," "Janice at the Hotel Bar," "The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice," and "The Faker."
In July, Whitters released the official video for "Janice at the Hotel Bar," a song co-written with Lori McKenna.
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