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Maybe It'll Be Beautiful

by Happy Axe

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ageofwonder This album throws you into another world. A world of dreamy imagery, deep feelings, interesting narratives, beautiful compositions and a sense of adventure. I've been following Happy Axe from the start and this album is her realization of all that has happened before. A breath taking collection of songs. I hope this album opens up audiences and opportunities far and wide across Australia and the world. Favorite track: Bethany.
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John O'Connor There's no maybe about it, it IS beautiful. It takes you in it's arms and cradles you. Don't wake up, you say? After this, why would you want to? My collection is blessed. Favorite track: Hummingbird.
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David Boughey This is such a beautiful dreamy album, more complete songs than her previous work, but still a logical continuation of the Happy Axe sound.
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Machinery 03:20
Bethany 03:12
The Tide 00:56
Talisman 04:31
The Shadow 03:46
Hummingbird 04:43
Freefall 01:04


Maybe It'll Be Beautiful is the second album from Happy Axe, also known as Melbourne-based violinist, vocalist and composer Emma Kelly.

Dream-pop in the truest sense, the music of Happy Axe is at once earthy and unearthly. The roots are deep in the ground, head and shoulders are in the clouds. The album's gentle but generous charm reflects Emma's own curious and compassionate nature, and each song's rich sound palette - of found sounds, strings & things - provides the perfect foil for Emma's light but deeply captivating voice.

On this, her second album, she also reflects on some of the connections and friendships in her life, writing songs that preserve and celebrate her interactions with the people closest to her. Each song comes from a place of deep wonder and respect, offering wisdoms and reflections on life's fundamentals: our relationship with ourselves, with each other, and with our natural environment.

"This album is about a lot of things: childhood memories, childhood headspaces, old family stories. Listening to my feelings again after a period of being too logical. It's about rejecting the rationalisation of everything in my life and learning to put my trust in romance and magic again.

It's for people who like being swept up in experiences, because I love music that does that for me. My hope is that this music reminds people of nature, discovery, and being outside at night." - Emma / Happy Axe


released July 7, 2021

All songs written and produced by Emma Kelly.

Track 5 co-written with Sam King.
Track 7 co-written with Jordan White.
Lyrics on Track 9 adapted from a poem by Zoe Anderson.

Sam King: additional mixing on all tracks, additional production on tracks 5 & 12.
Tim Shiel: mixing on tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12.
Jordan White: additional production & mixing on tracks 3 & 7.
Becki Whitton: additional production & mixing on track 11.
Melissa Vallance: additional production on track 10.

Artwork by Jeff Andersen Jr.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick.


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Happy Axe Melbourne, Australia

Happy Axe is a violinist, vocalist and composer currently based in Melbourne. Her songs are delicately constructed from layers of swooning harmonies, lush strings and unusual rhythms, often telling stories of nature's magical power.

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