The latest 7” in Splendour’s split series (previous editions include of Montreal / Casiokids) features two friends and collaborators that find themselves rubbing shoulders with the likes of Daniel Smith and Sufjan Stevens. Hailing from Egersund, Norway – I Was a King bring us their 90’s dream-pop single ‘Happy’ that harks back to Teenage Fanclub at their most melodious and heartwrenching. Being one of the first bands ever to play the Ja Ja Ja club night back in November 2009, it’s an absolute joy to have these guys return with new material. Here’s hoping more of the same will follow shortly. The flip side comes from the California-based Half Handed Cloud.

Pre-order the 7″ single here and stream the track in full below.

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