Thre3dee is Hip-hop/Pop artist from the United Kingdom. The Birmingham rapper, songwriter and poet has been involved in music for years. 2021 marks his return to the scene. With 20 years of lyrics and poetry under his belt he recently started collaborating with producers to find beats for his songs. The Thre3dee project was born.
“Happy Face” is the debut single from Thre3dee, released February 9, 2021. The tune is a Dark Pop examination of the many societal woes the world faces in the 2020’s. The song opens on the chorus. A minor key piano plays as a female vocalist sings of putting on a “happy face” in public, masking the pain she is dealing with internally. Delivering a moving and authentic view of the life of those suffering through mental health issues like depression and anxiety she sings, “I smile through the pain. Don’t know why I can’t just make it go away.”
In the verse, producer Freek Van Workum drops the beat. A slow and low Trap beat continues the song’s melancholy mood. Thre3dee enters the mix with a global view of the issues causing people all over the world to experience the kind of depression expressed by the song’s female protagonist. Over the downtempo groove he inventories the ills of the world, from the pandemic to racism. Ultimately the rapper offers us advice, that we need to come together and, “Be supportive in the fall, not just the rise.”
Check out the “Happy Face” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with Thre3dee. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the many creative projects from this multifaceted artist.