Celebrated songwriters Andy White and Tim Finn – Split Enz and Crowded House - release this limited edition double A side 7-inch single containing the tracks “The Happiness Index” and “Warrior Of Love”.
Both tracks are taken from their eagerly awaited new album AT out on Floating World Records 31st March 2023 and are available here only in this format.
“The Happiness Index” is a wry look at the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report, whereby countries are ranked according to the emotional and mental well-being of their people, with Finland regularly top of the pile and an assortment of Third World nations lagging behind.
The equally expansive “Warrior Of Love”, was inspired by Andy’s backstage encounter with a creatively-tattooed Canadian fan. The man-mountain described each one, finishing up by revealing a huge Split Enz logo emblazoned upon his chest.
Andy and Tim first collaborated as two-thirds of ALT, on the 1995 album Altitude, a venture which also featured Liam Ó Maonlaí, of The Hothouse Flowers (the ‘L’ of the ALT acronym). It was a 2019 Irish magazine interview with Liam that sparked the two into reviving a partnership that still had plenty of creative mileage. With Liam opting to sit this one out the pair decided to continue the unfinished business as a duo.
Mixed by John Leckie, the resulting album AT is a remarkable pooling of resources, dominated by melodic, uplifting story-songs – it will not disappoint!
A. The Happiness Index
AA. Warrior Of Love