Marshmello & Bastille’s ‘Happier’ is an emotional song to begin with- the video intensified the feeling of letting somebody go in order for them to be happy. In this video it shows a young highschool girl having to put down her dog because of a sickness. Talk about an ethos appeal approach triggering the relatable emotion to the audience. The video features Miranda Cosgrove and a beautiful Golden Retriever.
Marshemello stated “When @bastilledan sent me happier for the first time I was taken back. The amount of emotion that you could feel in the lyrics was crazy. As I listened to the song more and more it reminded me of so many things I’ve been through in my life. Toxic relationships, letting go of things I didn’t want to and just situations where happiness came with a sacrifice. Recently I lost my best friend, my companion, my life long friend. I wanted this video to embrace the pain that we feel losing or sacrificing something and the cycle of life that comes with it. I hope this song and video can bring closure in any situation you may be and make us all happier”