tds_animation_stack Entertainment Premiere: Houston's Opie Hendrix releases 'Unhappy People'

Premiere: Houston’s Opie Hendrix releases ‘Unhappy People’

Opie Hendrix’s new single is ‘Unhappy People.’

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Opie Hendrix for president.

The Houston singer and songwriter steps into the political ring for “Unhappy People,” premiering on It’s the title track from his upcoming fifth album. Watch below.

Hendrix says the song is “about the world we live in versus the world we want to live in” and calls it “a piece of personal activism.”

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The video drives home the point. It’s set in the Oval Office and features Hendrix as a clowning presidential figure with crazy hair. Sound familiar?

It was filmed in Houston at — get this — a private residence that Hendrix once played at for a private party.

“Was I ever in for a surprise when the host gave us a tour of his ‘man cave,'” Hendrix says. “It turned out to be an exact replica of the White House’s West Wing from the Obama Administration. Everything, and I mean everything, is an immaculate recreation down to the last detail. I thought, ‘This is the perfect song to parody the (expletive) show in Washington, D.C.”

Hendrix will premiere the “Unhappy People” album with a livestream-only show, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Mucky Duck.

  • Joey Guerra

    Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. He also covers various aspects of pop culture. He has reviewed hundreds of concerts and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton to Beyonce. He’s appeared as a regular correspondent on Fox26 and was head judge and director of the Pride Superstar singing competition for a decade. He has been named journalist of the year multiple times by both OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards. He also covers various aspects of pop culture, including the local drag scene and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”




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