The album is a showcasing of Bryan’s signature style of feel-good rock music, and has been praised by critics around the world including the Daily Star who awarded it 4/5 today, claiming it ”brings out the best in him [with] arm-waving ballads, punchy rock & roll”.
Additionally, Bryan has released the self-produced music video for ‘Always Have, Always Will’ – watch here.
Speaking of the album, Bryan states, “When I realised that we might never tour again due to the pandemic, I dug out all the receipts and drink coasters out of my coat pockets that I’d scribbled song ideas on, assembled them on my laptop and wrote an album.”
He adds further on ‘Always Have, Always Will’, “It’s a declaration of devotion, pure and simple. Someone that has been with you and is still with you despite your ups and downs; someone that can see through your ego and layers of complexity and just sees you for you. Someone you appreciate, someone you respect, someone you trust.”
To celebrate the release, Bryan was a guest on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio on Wednesday and on Radio 5 Live yesterday. He appears on The One Show on BBC1 tonight and as a guest on Sunday Brunch this weekend.
So Happy It Hurts features 12 new songs co-written by him, including previously released singles ‘On The Road’, ‘Kick Ass’, ‘Never Gonna Rain’ and more. Full track listing is below.
The album is available on all digital platforms, as well as in a variety of physical formats including standard CD, deluxe CD with a lenticular cover and hardbound book and vinyl. Exclusive colour vinyl, T-shirt designs, and a limited edition box set which includes the deluxe CD, vinyl, hardbound book and signed photo are available here.
SO HAPPY IT HURTS TRACK LISTING:
1. So Happy It Hurts
2. Never Gonna Rain
3. You Lift Me Up
4. I've Been Looking For You
5. Always Have, Always Will
6. On The Road
7. Kick Ass
8. I Ain't Worth Shit Without You
9. Let's Do This
10. Just Like Me, Just Like You
11. Just About Gone
12. These Are The Moments That Make Up My Life