GRAMMY-nominated trio Mansionair are prepared to smash any notion of a sophomore slump on their album: “Happiness, Guaranteed”. The stunning single “Next High,” a reflective indie-electronic cut with airy vocals and sumptuous guitar grooves, all of which features an added assist from multi-instrumentalist Kim Tee (otherwise known as Clairo’s trusted touring guitarist and music director). It’s a bold statement from the Sydney based act as they smoothly follow up 2021’s “Don’t Wait (feat Yahtzel)” and “MORE,” a pair of transcendent singles, and as the trio embark on a summer North American tour bookended by performances in New York on May 31 and Phoenix on June 25.
The band explains their forthcoming album “is about the cyclical nature of our modern dissatisfaction. It’s a brief dive into the frustrations our desires bring in our attempts to reach a level of contentment. Each song explores the pursuit of happiness within our relationships, our work, and our wealth all whilst finding ways to be content with what you have whilst balancing a desire to grow.”
As for the gestation of “Next High,” they add, “We met Hayley (aka, Kim Tee) backstage on the 2019 Laneway tour. She plays with Clairo and they always played directly after our set so we kept running into her and catching each other’s performances. After keeping in touch over the years she sent us an idea she had for a song and the rest figured itself out. The song attempts to capture that feeling of just being hopelessly obsessed with someone and not needing a reason to hang out with them.”
Since forming in 2014, Mansionair have notched a slew of accolades that highlight the band’s knack for catchy, deeply compelling songwriting. With a GRAMMY Award nomination under their belt for their smash collaboration “Line of Sight” with ODESZA and WYNNE, they’ve also performed at bucket list festivals from Coachella to The Great Escape while selling out storied venues like New York’s Bowery Ballroom in the process. That all goes without mentioning the 270 million streams they’ve notched across streaming platforms and multiple gold ARIA-accredited tracks in their home country, making waves wherever they set their sights.