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MULTI-PLATINUM CANADIAN LEGEND JANN ARDEN CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF RENOWNED ALBUM HAPPY?

DELUXE ANNIVERSARY ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 23 – PRE-SAVE HERE 

 

“ODE TO A FRIEND” ACOUSTIC VERSION OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE 

 

 

26 AUGUST 2022 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, award-winning singer, actor, activist, and author Jann Arden announces the upcoming release and 25th-anniversary celebration for her acclaimed third studio album Happy? available September 23 – pre-save HERE. 

 

The chart-topping album, which went 2x times platinum in Canada and spawned Jann’s number one hit Canadian hit “The Sound Of”, further showcased the artist’s creative and commercial hold over Canadian Pop in the 90’s following her Time for Mercy and Living Under June albums. To top off the 25th anniversary of the album, Jann has included some never-before heard acoustic versions of the hit single “The Sound Of”, as well as fan favorites “Saved” and “Ode To A Friend” which is available now HERE. See below for the full track listing. To commemorate the release, Jann Arden has also released a limited edition “Happy?” t-shirt available for pre-order now HERE.  

 

 

Though this is a time of remembrance for the artist, as 2022 marks a quarter-century since the album’s release, Jann’s musical career continues to grow to new heights. With the release of her new album Descendant, which came out in January, Jann Arden has also embarked on her most extensive tour in eight years, with over 30 shows across Canada. On the new album, Jann says: “This was one of the most organic, whimsical records I’ve ever written; all things considered, it could have been a wrestling match to make music at all. As the entire world has discovered, good things come out of bad things. We were all forced to strip down, reevaluate our lives and our jobs and our relationships. We were forced to think about what we really wanted and where we wanted to go. We thought about time and how precious it was and is. We baked, walked, thought, read, and watched our way into a big, altered state. We remade our lives and cast aside trivial unimportant things.”  

  

Continuing to win notable accolades, including being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Jann Arden’s 25th-anniversary deluxe edition of her third album Happy? brings new life to the renowned album.  

 

On looking back at the album Happy?, Jann Arden says “When I think about the Happy? Record—I’m so glad that I was somehow still naïve enough to not worry about trying to measure up to the success of Living Under June. When Insensitive took off up the charts around the world, I think everyone was a little bit shocked including me. Everyone always worries about following up with another hit when that happens, but thankfully it just didn’t even cross my mind. I just wanted to keep making music that I loved. I wanted to keep working and keep touring and that’s just what I did. It’s what I’ve always done. Happy? Continues to surprise me. The songs hold up so well- the sentiment of the writing, the beauty of the Late Ed Cherney’s whimsical production- the musicianship— all of it. It’s such a timeless record.” 
 

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Happy? Tracklisting: 

  1. The Sound Of 
  2. Leave Me Now
  3. I Know You 
  4. Holy Moses
  5. Wishing That
  6. Saved
  7. Ode to a Friend 
  8. Shooting Horses 
  9. Weeds 
  10. Hangin’ by a Thread 
  11. To Sir With Love 
  12. Saved (Acoustic Version)  
  13. Ode To A Friend (Acoustic Version)  
  14. The Sound Of (Acoustic Version) 

 

Photo Credit: Alkan Emin 

 

About Jann Arden 

An acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, broadcaster, podcast host, and author, Jann Arden has taken the world by storm for almost three decades. Born and raised in Alberta, Arden catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time For Mercy, featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You”. A year later, with the follow-up album Living Under June, she would have her career breakout hit “Insensitive,” which solidified her position in the music scene across Canada and beyond. Arden has released 17 albums and achieved 19 top 10 singles. 
 

With accolades that include 19 top 10 singles, eight JUNO Awards and 10 SOCAN Awards, Arden is a beloved Canadian musical artist and personality. In 2020, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame joining the ranks of Canadian music icons like Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, RUSH, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, and many more. 
 

A versatile artist, Arden co-created and stars as a fictionalized version of herself in the CTV Original Comedy Series JANN, available on CTV in Canada. The first two seasons are available via HULU in the U.S. Premiering in 2019, and the series was the most-watched new Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast season. Season three wraps up with the last episode on November 15. The show features Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang, Elisha Cuthbert, Keshia Chanté and more. Arden has been involved in Workin’ Moms, Wynonna Earp, Private Eyes and The Detour, she has previously appeared in sitcoms Ellen and Corner Gas. Arden has made guest appearances on CBC’s Rick Mercer Report, as well as regularly appearing as a guest host on The Social. Arden also hosts an iHeartRadio original podcast called The Jann Arden Podcast, discussing everyday life challenges, triumphs, and tribulations. The Jann Arden Podcast is a fun-filled, relatable experience exploring what makes all humans authentically themselves with various special guests, including musicians, actors, politicians, writers, and athletes. Listen HERE. 

  

In addition to being a singer/songwriter, Arden is, of course, an author of note, peppering her words of wisdom with her signature humour. Arden has written five books, the most recent being her new memoir “IF I KNEW THEN: Finding Wisdom in Failure and Power in Aging,” released in October 2020 via Random House Canada. IF I KNEW THEN follows Arden’s 2017 Canadian bestseller, “FEEDING MY MOTHER: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss,” which spent a combined 44 weeks on The Globe and Mail bestseller lists. 

  

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