Glasgow based singer-songwriter Paul Hipson and guitarist Hugh Frizell join forces to combine into the creative outfit called Hippy. The Indie-Rock storytellers have blessed our ears with ‘Nice To Hear You Smile’ which is the 10th song off their debut album called ‘Behind Every Song Is A Story’. A powerfully presented song that strikes your conscious hot and this could be the perfect wake up track to remind us to live our own life each day.
His vocals are clear and concise, with lyrics about standing up for yourself and knowing your true value. Life is crazy with twists and turns tying you up like a scout knot so you need to good friends around to make you smile. The insidious pressures of modern day life are eloquently portrayed and the truth that is sung and spoken about are spot on.
Being your own person and thinking for yourself has never been more important with so much focus on the news and not on much more important topics like self-improvement and opportunities to do what you love. Being stuck in that rat race wheel of life is so unhealthy and ultimately will cause more harm than good; even if at first you think the opposite is true.
With their cutting edge honesty, gritty vocals and the kind of fiery guitar style that gives you those welcome shivers of excitement, Glasgow’s Hippy wake us up on “Nice To Hear You Smile‘. This sterling effort is a relevant anthem that has been created to open the blinkers off lost souls that have been so focused on themselves and have failed to look at the bigger picture. Being happy inside counts more than what is in your bank account as long term, your soul needs to be fulfilled with laughs and self-awareness.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen