Badly Drawn Boy Shares New Single “I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness”: Stream

From his upcoming comeback album Banana Skin Shoes

Badly Drawn Boy I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness New Single Song Music Video Watch Stream
Badly Drawn Boy, “I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness” music video

With his comeback album Banana Skin Shoes less than a month away, Badly Drawn Boy has released the new single “I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness”.

Utilizing a piano, a few tinkling bells, and a heavy heart, the artist born Damon Gough has drawn a bittersweet sketch of a failed relationship. “Is it true,” Gough muses, “It’s better to have loved and lost/ Than not loved at all?” And yet for all the pain within the lyrics, it’s an incredibly gracious song.

As Gough explained in a statement, “I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness” was written about the dissolution of his first marriage. He wrote,

“It’s a song which accounts the breakdown of my relationship with my ex partner and mother of my two older children. About maintaining a tone of dignity through the breakup process and ultimately wishing that person happiness. I hope it’s the only breakup song I have to write, as I am now happily married”.

The accompanying music video was directed by Tom Gilfillan. It shows Badly Drawn Boy playing a live, keyboard-only version of the song in a room covered with metallic fringe. Check out “I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness” below.

Banana Skin Shoes, Badly Drawn Boy’s first album in ten years, drops on May 22nd. Pre-orders are ongoing. Previously, Badly Drawn Boy shared the title track, as well as the lead single “Is This a Dream?”