Jasmine Thompson Reveals the Meaning Behind Her Heartbreaking New Song 'Happy for You'

Jasmine Thompson is a vocal powerhouse whose talents have been apparent since the very beginning of her career. She was just 13 when she signed a label deal with Atlantic Records, and seven years later, she's still going strong and releasing instantly iconic tracks.

Now 20, Jasmine just released the music video for "Happy for You," a sincere and heartbreaking ode to the bittersweet feeling of learning to finally let go of someone. For us, it was love at first listen, and we simply had to get to know more about the track and how it came to be. Keep reading for those answers and more, straight from Jasmine herself.

Sweety High: What does "Happy for You"  mean to you? Was it inspired by a real breakup?

Jasmine Thompson: "Happy For You" is about learning to let someone go, and you can see that they are happy with someone else. It's inspired by those moments when you realize you're fighting a losing battle.

SH: Do you have any advice for dealing with an ex moving on before you have?

JT: You just have to let them do them. If you're running at different speeds, that's okay—that's also why they're an ex.

JAsmine Thompson pink glow photo

(Photo credit: Clara Bäcklund)


SH: How is this song different from what you've released in the past?

JT: I think every song is different.. This song captures a moment in time that no other song of mine covers. It's super raw and emotional, and I think it's talking about the hardest part of trying to move on.


SH: What's your favorite lyric from the song?

JT: "Just look at that smile, it's one I've never seen."

Jasmine Thompson headshot in leather jacket taken by Clara Bäcklund

(Photo credit: Clara Bäcklund)


SH: If you could give your younger self any piece of advice, what would it be?

JT: To stop prioritising relationships over myself and my work—I think I let a lot of people walk over me.


SH: Is there anything you'd like to add?

JT: There will be more music coming soon.! You can follow me on IG @jasminethompson, Twitter and YouTube.

JAsmine Thompson pink glow photo

(Photo credit: Clara Bäcklund)


Want to discover what else is out this week? Click HERE to read our interview with Tenille Townes on her new single, "Girl Who Didn't Care."