Jon Anderson has given fans another taste of his star-studded solo album 1000 Hands, which drops on March 31. The Yes founding frontman has released an official music video for the upbeat track “Makes Me Happy.”
Rolling Stone reports on March 27 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recruited family members and a few pals from the rock and jazz world to assist him on the song. “Makes Me Happy was co-penned by the British prog-rock pioneer's daughter Deborah along with his wife Janee, and features guest appearances from Rick Derringer and Tower of Power.
The video opens with the multi-platinum seller's image appearing on a old fashioned television screen over a finger-popping backbeat. The ARW star flips through issues of various rock and lifestyle magazines, which contain his image on the covers as he sings, “Who was it said that you could never get too happy/Who pulls the strings that they don't know.”
1000 Hands features 10 tracks and is Anderson's 15th solo album overall. It is available for preorder here in a variety of standard and limited edition bundles in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Check out the video for “Makes Me Happy” above and the previously released video “Ramalama” here.
The 1000 Hands Tour launched March 11 in Orlando, Florida and continues March 29 in Lynn, MA, at Lynn Auditorium with a stop on April 24 in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay before wrapping up May 12 in Arlington, TX, at Kaboo Dallas. Grab your tickets to see Jon Anderson right here at AXS.