Swedish hit producer John De Sohn returns with perhaps his most prestigious single to date. Teaming up with the ever-inspiring NY singer/songwriter Inyang Bassey, the dynamic duo lays out the bittersweet vocal house gem ‘When The World Was Happy’. Featuring melancholic flutes, upwinding piano chords, and Bassey’s outstanding, soulful vocals, this could very well turn into the anthem for these unpredictable times.
John De Sohn paints a beautiful picture with delicate flute melodies and Bassey’s sentimental vocals, both of which are followed by joyous piano chords and a sweet deep house drop. When the record breaks down, you hear the hands clapping under Bassey, who enters full gospel mode, providing the song with an even larger dose of rapture.
‘When The World Was Happy’ sees two artists bring out the best in each other. It’s a song that begs for a live audience, to enlighten the crowd with shots of feel-good vibes. John De Sohn and Inyang Bassey have articulated everyone’s thoughts and feelings with this song, surely the soundtrack of an era that we won’t forget years to come. Tastefully hitching on today’s (post)pandemic sentiments, the song is a sweet combination of energizing dance music and pop in its most melancholic guise.