Video: Happiness (Doctor Mother Father)

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Saint John trio Doctor Mother Father share the second single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP due out in early 2023.

Matt Carter

Monopolized Records founder Corey Bonnevie is a lot of things to a lot of people. He is a recording engineer, a label owner, record producer, a studio musician, an archivist and purveyor of local music, an emerging indie rock sage, and a familiar face behind the counter at Backstreet Records in Saint John. Just the kind of person whose passion for helping others make music can sometimes shadow his own work as a songwriter, a musician and a performer.  Knowing this, it is always a treat when Bonnevie puts some of his own music out into the world.  

This week saw the release of Happiness, the second new single of 2022 from Doctor Mother Father, Bonnevie’s solo project turned trio featuring Bonnevie (vocals/keys/guitar), Kortni Nicols (bass/vocals) and Colin Ferris (drums) with guest vocalist Sadie Donahue. 

Happiness mixes the near-to-tear nature of a 60s teen tragedy with the swoon of power pop optimism and doo-wop-ity garage rock – a combination that will leave you teary eyed and grateful for music’s ability to convey the kind of honest emotion we don’t hear enough of. 

A video for the single, taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, was shot and edited by Naomi Peters with art direction by KC Wlicox. 

Doctor Mother Father’s new album Feelin’ Fine arrives in February 2023. Vinyl pre-orders will be available in January via Monopolized Records.  

Listen to Happiness | BANDCAMP | SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC 

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