I first came across Kaina Castillo (stylized KAINA) on her song “love in a crowd” last year, and then I came across her EP produced by brother producer duo the Burns Twins and was hooked. Since then, I’ve been waiting to see what the Chicago vocalist would do next, and today, she has made her return with a new video titled “happy.” Her soulful, sweet vocal style is on full display for this track as she sings about love with candid, vulnerable lyricism. The song slowly builds, and the beautifully minimal visuals for “happy” reflect that. Director and editor DDesigns puts Kaina in a dreamy light as her harmonies swirl and the song grows more surreal. If this song proves anything, it’s that KAINA is not a Chicago artist to be sleeping on right now and hopefully she has more to come in the near future.