Shangrila make their return for 2020 with new single ‘Happy’

Returning after embracing a whirlwind of 2019, WA alt-rock group Shangrila have unveiled their new single, ‘Happy’. Continuing to travel down a melodic and emotional musical path, the band showcase an ever-strengthening band dynamic and songwriting core. 

A song about instant connections, unfiltered emotion and developing relationships off the back of those strong feelings, ‘Happy’ leaves nothing hidden in ambiguity. It’s a straight-to-the-point, heart on sleeve offering that will connect instantly with fans of Slowly Slowly, Luca Brasi and Trophy Eyes.

“‘Happy’ is about the first time you feel that instant connection with someone and wanting that night to last forever. Everyone remembers the intoxicating, overwhelming feeling when you meet someone special, wanting to see them all the time and not being able to get them out of your mind.” Devyn Jupp, Shangrila

That chest-thumping way of delivering lyrics is an element of Shangrila’s musicality that has won them many fans over the years. Their brand of alt-rock empowered and delivered with vibrancy has brought the band into a new spotlight and the results of their recent sessions make the prospect of new music 2020 very exciting. 

Working with director Charmaine Murrary, Shangrila’s music video for ‘Happy’ introduces Devyn’s dog Hank to the fold (also featured on the single cover art). Following his interactions and observations of a number of characters, the ‘Happy’ video keeps things light.

Having already supported the likes of Dashboard Confessional and Movements in recent years, while touring successfully on their own off the back of their Love and Leaving EP and through into 2019 with the praised ‘Fade Away’ release, Shangrila are looking forward to more time spent on the road bringing this new music to life.


Saturday, March 7th Four5iveNine Perth
with Triggerlip, Tied Down, King Ibis