Marshmello pulls at the heartstrings in new music video for ‘Happier’
Marshmello is on a roll of video releases after putting out soccer-themed “Stars” music video, and then releasing the video for Bastille collaboration “Happier” shortly afterwards. The “Stars” music video was a testament of hard work and a feel-good story of success, whereas the “Happier” music video is ironically a tear-jerker as the storyline shows the bond between girl and dog.
The track has sultry chords despite its title, and the music video follows a little girl through the various hardships of growing up such as getting bullied at school, but her dog is there routinely to help her through the rough times. Throughout the video, the dog ages until it’s the pup’s time to depart earth. The heart-breaking moment fades into the girl 20 years later as a mom. The scene is similar to the entrance of the video, where her father gave her the puppy, but this time her father gives a new puppy to the girl’s daughter, creating a heartwarming ending to the tear-inducing video.