"Happy Little Pill" is a single by South African-born singer and songwriter Troye Sivan. The song is the first single from TRXYE, his first extended play (EP) released by a major label. It was released digitally on 25 July 2014. The song was written by Troye Sivan, Brandon Rogers and Tat Tong.
Sivan said of the song, "It's about loneliness and the different ways that people cope with the things that are going on in their lives." He also stated: "I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day I wrote it."
"Happy Little Pill" peaked at number 10 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart (aided by the sales of his extended play TRXYE that were not eligible to chart on the Australian Albums Chart) and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 35,000 copies. The single received critical acclaim for its mature sound.
A music video to accompany the release of "Happy Little Pill" was posted by Troye Sivan, on his Vevo YouTube page. It was directed by Jeremy Koren.
"Happy Little Pill" has garnered acclaim from contemporary music critics. Mike Wass from Idolator praised the song, and said: "'Happy Little Pill' is a surprisingly mature (and dark) pop anthem." Abby Abrams from TIME praised the lyrics and production of the song, and commented: "'Happy Little Pill' seems primed to move the teen into the big leagues, with melancholy lyrics and a downtempo electronic sound that give off a world-weary vibe." Platform called the single "an infectious and brooding synth-pop song which is sure to take over dancefloors across the world" and praised its "profound lyricism."
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