TEDDY “Happy Tim”
Too often when I recommend a song I like, I lazily use catchiness as the sole arbiter on whether it’s good or not. Yes, “Happy Tim” is pretty damn catchy, but right away, from the rapid sing-talky lyrics to the obvious cynicism, the song has a lot to say about the lives of corporate commoners, the ones who value mediocrity and happiness by how little they step outside their own bubble. This debut single by London newcomers TEDDY shows a lot of potential. For one, it shows their penchant for commentary, and two, it proves they can construct a solid pop song. Here’s hoping other happy “Tims” can heed their message.