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KSHMR Releases Self-Penned, Personal & Powerful Single “Happy” (ft. Tiina), Drops Tour Dates



The Los Angeles-based Indian-American Niles Hollowell-Dhar is a globally acclaimed artist who originally began in hip-hop and moved into pop music with the 2010 global smash “Like A G6.” From there, he transitioned into dance music, producing tracks like the 2013 hit “Tsunami.” Next, he launched his own artist project, KSHMR, and took the scene by storm with 10 Beatport number 1 hits. Now KSHMR returns with his newest single, “Happy,” for which he teamed up one of the most successful Finnish singer and songwriter Tiina to bring life to the powerful lyrics he penned himself.

“I was excited to get back in the studio with Tiina after making ‘Do Bad Well‘ with her years ago. This time, I started us off with some chords in the Phrygian, which is darker and unusual for most dance songs. She began to sing melodies, and the song blossomed from there. The lyrics are about being numbed by trauma and emerging with a twisted sense of zen. I was very happy we could fit that interesting musicality and subject matter into a dance song.”KSHMR

“To me, the song is about using hard times as fuel and a source of power to get where you wanna go, even if you get lost on the way there. Also, there are always people who are ready to tear you down if you let them, and sometimes you just have to smile through it and not give them the satisfaction of seeing you crumble.” – Tiina

“Happy” is a complex sonic and emotive journey through the process of trauma, alchemizing to power and peace, combining Tiina’s soulful vocals with dark, powerful chords and fast-paced, globally influenced melodies. True to his form, KSHMR once again creates a seamless production that leaves a lasting impression, and it’s obvious that his original lyrics to “Happy” are written from personal experience. He’s also currently on his North American tour, which includes a unique double show in Los Angeles, and is preparing for his mainstage performance at Ultra Music Festival, where fans can be sure to get to hear “Happy” live. “Happy” is out now on all streaming platforms.

Forthcoming dates of KSHMR’s North America Club Tour here

Mar 08 – Academy – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 09 – The Vermont Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 15 – New City Gas – Montreal, QC
Mar 16 – Harrah’s Resort – Atlantic City, NJ
Mar 29 – NOTO – Houston, TX
Mar 30 – Great Hall at Avant Gardner – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 05 – The Church Nightclub – Denver, CO