Set It Off Debuts ‘Happy All The Time (Acoustic)’ Video

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Set It Off premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its acoustic take of its song, ‘Happy All The Time’ Tuesday. The acoustic take is featured in the band’s recently released album, Midnight: The Final Chapter.

The band’s updates take of ‘Happy All The Time,’ which features a guest appearance by Compton Kidz Club and Issues bassist Skyler Acord, is just as enjoyable as the song’s original take.  The horns in the original song are replaced here with an equally light piano line.  The choral element from the original is carried over here to make the acoustic take uplifting, too.  Speaking honestly, the updated, acoustic take can actually be argued to be even more enjoyable than the original, and the original is enjoyable in its own right.

The video for the acoustic take of ‘Happy All The Time’ brings the Compton Kidz Club (an all female chorus) together with the members of Set It Off for the performance. The collective performs the single in a brightly lit setting that looks like a mix of an apartment setting and retail space. It is a unique setting for the uplifting composition.

Front man Cody Carson talked about the updated take of the song during a recent interview.

“With this acoustic version, we seriously stripped it down so you can really appreciate the incredible talents of Skyler Acord on bass and The Compton Kidz Club choir, led by Fred Martin,” said Carson. “It absolutely sends this song over the edge. It’s overflowing with emotion. Enjoy!”

Additionally, Carson talked about the song’s uplifting lyrical message.

“‘Happy All the Time’ has worked its way to bring my absolute favorite song off of Midnight,” he said.  “I am so damn proud of this song and the people involved with it. The message is important to me because we all feel so much pressure to be 100 percent all of the time and it’s SO important to remember that it’s okay to be sad. It also doesn’t hurt that my mom told me that even she puts this song on when she feels down.”

‘Happy All The Time’ is one of three acoustic updates featured in Midnight (The Final Chapter). The record also features acoustic takes of ‘Killer in the Mirror‘ and ‘Lonely Dance.’

Midnight (The Final Chapter) follows the release of Midnight, which Set It Off released in February 2019. Midnight featured the singles ‘Hourglass,’ ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever,‘ ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’

After Midnight, an EP from the band which followed the release of Midnight featured the previously unreleased songs ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘So Predictable‘ and ‘One Single Second.’ The songs were recorded during the Midnight sessions but did not make the final cut for the record.

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Set It Off Debuts B-Side ‘Catch Me If You Can’; Preps For Winter Tour Dates

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Set It Off debuted a new song this week.

The band debuted its previously unreleased b-side ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Thursday. The song is available to stream and download here.

Front man Cody Carson talked about the mid-tempo poppy song’s lyrical topic in a recent interview, noting its defiant lyrical theme.

“‘Catch Me If You Can’ is that quintessential middle finger to anyone who doubted you or really wronged you in life or in your pursuit of your dreams,” he said.  “I’ve personally and unfortunately experienced an incredible amount of this on our journey.  I’ve been laughed at when I told people what I do for a living, I’ve been betrayed by my closest friends, and I’ve been told no time and time again.  To me, that’s fuel. It’s motivation to show that this path is something that I was born to do.  Success is the best revenge.  My hope is that this song can reach out to anyone who needs an empowering song to pick them up and inspire confidence in themselves to keep fighting for what they truly want in life.”

‘Catch Me If You Can’ is just the first of many b-sides to come from Set It Off, according to a news release distributed Thursday about the song. The document states the band has plans to release more b-sides soon.

Set It Off will launch the next leg of its tour Jan. 8 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour, which is in support of the band’s latest album Midnight, is scheduled to run through Feb. 20 in Seattle, WA.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Salt Lake City, UT and Lakewood, OH.  The band’s tour schedule is noted below.


1/8 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
1/10 — Chicago, IL — The Forge
1/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
1/12 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theatre
1/14 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
1/15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
1/17 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
1/18 — San Francisco, CA — Regency
1/20 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
1/22 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
1/23 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
1/25 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
1/26 — Nashville, TN — The Cowan
1/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
1/30 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
1/31 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
2/1 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
2/4 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/5 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/7 — Detroit, MI — The Crofoot
2/8 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection


2/9 — Lakewood, OH — Phantasy Nightclub
2/11 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/12 — Dilworth, MN — TAK Music Venue
2/13 — Winnipeg, MB — The Park Theatre
2/15 — Calgary, AB — The Rec Room
2/16 — Edmonton, AB — Temple
2/18 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore Ballroom
2/19 — Portland, OR — Holocene*
2/20 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile*
*No Capstan

Midnight, which was released this past March, has spawned a series of singles and videos for those singles. The singles spawned from the album are: ‘Hourglass,’ ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever,’ ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ ‘Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

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