Get ready to fight back the tears as Marshmello and Bastille have unveiled an emotional music video for their new collaboration ‘Happier’ which will tug at your heartstrings.
Directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan, the visual captures the bond between a human and their pet dog. The video begins with a little girl receiving a golden retriever called Mello for her birthday, and soon we follow their journey together through the years.
During her teens, the girl is played by iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, and we are shown Mello’s loyalty as he is he always by her side no matter what she is going through. We won’t spoil the twist in the tale, however, just a warning that it might leave you looking like a sobbing mess.
Check out the music video for ‘Happier’ below.
Speaking about the song, Marshmello said: “When I heard ‘Happier’ for the first time I was taken aback. The amount of emotion that you could feel in the lyrics was crazy. As I listened to the song more and more it reminded me of so many things I’ve been through in my life. Toxic relationships, letting go of things I didn’t want to and just situations where happiness came with a price. Recently I lost my dog which was really hard for me. I wanted the video to embrace the pain that we feel losing someone close to us and the cycle of life. This is what made me happier.”
Since its release, ‘Happier’ has amassed over 107 million streams on Spotify and is currently #3 on Spotify’s Global top 50. The track has reached number one on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Chart and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart, whilst it is also sitting within the top five on the UK singles chart.
To coincide with the release of the ‘Happier’ music video, Marshmello has joined forced with ASPCA to support their #FindYourFido campaign during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Officially launching on October 1, the campaign will encourage animal advocates to adopt and share profiles of adoptable dogs in their communities with the aim of finding them loving homes. Click here to find out more.