The Happy Fits create fun-loving and upbeat indie rock that makes even the worst scenarios—like antagonizing high school bullies-—a little bit more tolerable. The Pittstown, New Jersey-based group, which comprises Calvin Langman on vocals and cello, Ross Monteith on guitar, and Luke Davis on drums, formed in 2016 with the purpose of fundraising for local charities. Afterwards, they released a four song EP, Awfully Apeelin’. A week after the EP’s release, their single “While You Fade Away” reached #5 on Spotify’s Top 50 Viral Global Chart. The band is now gearing up for the release of their debut album Concentrate, released in partnership with Pledge Music, out on May 25th.
In their music video for “Best Tears,” a song off their upcoming debut album Concentrate, the band relives the worst years of high school. Swapping an electric cello for a bass, Langman sings about “the best years of your life” with an irony-tinged, embellished bravado. The clip portrays its protagonist, a scrawny high school-aged kid, getting beaten up by bullies. In the end, as any stereotypical high school drama goes, the the unlikely hero triumphs, knocking out his bullies with an acoustic guitar.
Watch the video below, and check out the Happy Fits on their upcoming tour.