Jad Fair & Samuel Locke Ward

** PRE-ORDER ** Happy Hearts

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• FIRST PRESSING ON LIMITED EDITION YELLOW VINYL

* * * THIS IS A PREORDER, ORDERS WILL SHIP WHEN THE RECORD RELEASES IN FEBRUARY 2023 * * *

Happy Hearts is the first of what will prove to be many collaborations between hyper-prolific artists Jad Fair (Half Japanese) and Samuel Locke Ward. After connecting with one another during Fair’s marathon 2021 effort to complete 100 albums in a calendar year, the two recorded one song each week, producing an eclectic array of tunes that moves from bubblegum synth to capricious noise rock. Tying this variety of moods and sound together is that most universal of themes: love. Through Fair’s instantly recognizable voice and unique lyrical mind, Happy Hearts blushes with the joy of fresh romance and smolders with the warm glow of a long term relationship. No weepy breakup anthems or ruminations on the ones that got away. This album is all donuts and bluebirds and celebrations and dreams come true. Or as Fair himself says, “Happy Hearts is a very positive album. It’s good to stay positive.”



1. I Have A Feeling
2. Fate Is On Our Side
3. Happy Heart
4. Love Is In Charge
5. Over My Head
6. It’s A Hit
7. Us
8. Donuts

9. That’s Where You Are
10. The Bluebird
11. I Wrote A Poem
12. Knocking
13. Dream Come True
14. Brand New Day
15. You Sweetheart, You
16. Our Chance
17. Celebration

Cat. No. KRS735
Release date: February 10, 2023