*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Heather Youmans*
Sharing my new single A LITTLE CLOSER TO HAPPY, which came out April 23. The music video bottles up good vibes, sunshine and that “California Dreaming” lifestyle. Music fans may recognize me from Fox’s new singing show “I Can See Your Voice,” which was watched by 4 million viewers this Fall/Winter. My artist project is a commentary on happiness — bringing together SoCal sunshine, good vibes and an optimistic point of view with pop/indie rock tunes reminiscent of HAIM and Sheryl Crow.
A LITTLE CLOSER TO HAPPY is a SoCal-inspired soundtrack to the pursuit of happiness. People know me as an “eternal optimist,” someone who always seems to find something to smile about. But, happiness isn’t perfect, and feeling happy all the time is a myth. Truth is, we all get a little sad sometimes. A LITTLE CLOSER TO HAPPY centers on one truth: “Achieving true happiness is a journey. Once you find it – no matter how big or small – hold onto it.” In the music video, happiness is represented by a single yellow balloon. It’s fragile and can fly away at any moment. In the end, viewers are left with the question – is real happiness ever attainable or do we spend our whole lives chasing the concept of it?
I was born and raised in San Diego, just a 10-minute drive from the beach, so this song and video really sum up the California dream – from sunshine and contemplative beach sunsets to playing music around the campfire in flip flops (with a White Claw).
About Heather Youmans:
Heather Youmans is a Los-Angeles-based singer-songwriter, acclaimed vocalist, bassist and actress. The “essence of a Southern California singer/songwriter” (American Songwriter Magazine), Heather’s music spreads happiness. It’s honest, uplifting and influenced by a range of dynamic women in music, including: HAIM, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Joss Stone and Donna Missal. Through the years, she has written/recorded original music featured in Forbes, Parade Magazine and the LA Times, played on Top 40 radio and in movies – including “Flicka 2” (alongside country music icon Clint Black), “Marley and Me 2” and “High Strung,” premiering at TCL Chinese Theatre. She opened for Sting and the late Natalie Cole at a Unicef event and has sung the national anthem solo for the LA Kings and 20,000 fans at Staples Center on New Years Eve. In Fall 2020, she released single SHINE–channeling good vibes, self-love and sunshine–and appeared as the “Tap Dancer” on FOX’s new hit singing show “I Can See Your Voice.” A LITTLE CLOSER TO HAPPY is the next chapter in her pursuit of happiness, as she continues to spread optimism and positive energy to fans. For the latest on Heather’s upcoming projects, follow her on Spotify and Instagram.