Happysad is pianist Kiefer's first album for Stones Throw. Although Kiefer has lent his talents to rappers and vocalists such as Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak, his compositional chops mean that the instrumental piano songs on Happysad work beautifully as standalone pieces. Kiefer describes Happysad as my emotional journal of the last year. I struggle emotionally a lot, and yet I feel pretty damn good much of the time. This album is focused on both joy and sadness, and how they are always intertwined.