This song makes me a special kind of happy. In itself, it is a relaxing, slow-smile-spreading-across-the-face happy, rather than a jumping up and down elation happy. Sunsets on a warm, tranquil beach happy, blissfully kicking back with a cold drink happy, slow post-coital sigh happy.
It’s also an example of how a new singer can come out of talent-show fame and keep his integrity, making truely beautiful music that fits a gap in the pre-existing spectrum of pop music and that doesn’t require him to compromise his sexuality. Music politics happy.