Oct. 30, 2021 – He’s been here ever since, and in August, Fenton’s band Happy Pill released their first album. “Decent Descent” is a chill, catchy mix of rock and pop, and even some jazz and folk, that tends to mask the album’s lyrical themes, which explore, in a way that’s both poetic and understated, not only Fenton’s newfound sobriety but also such time-tested topics as heartbreak, hope and regret. The band hasn’t played out a ton, but on Saturday, Nov. 20, Happy Pill will perform at Bourgie Nights in downtown Wilmington with soul/rock singer Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey.
Fenton, who’s laid back and friendly, with an easy laugh and painted fingernails, said his sobriety brought about a kind of introspective clarity that found its way into his tunes.
“I don’t have much else to write about,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t have a whole lot more going on. Girls. Occasionally my political views will sneak in there.”