Watch Jon Anderson spread the happiness in new video

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson has released a video for his new single Makes Me Happy.

The song has been taken from the vocalist’s upcoming album 1000 Hands which will be released on March 31.

The promo shows Anderson looking through various magazines, including our very own Prog magazine, which he’s handed at the beginning of the video.

Anderson tells Rolling Stone (opens in new tab): “I am very excited for people to hear and see this crazy wonderful video, created by my daughter Deborah and my wife Janee on the spur of the moment one day at home.

“It shows things that make me happy and you can see how much fun we were having by the look on my face. It was hilarious!”

Anderson began working on 1000 Hands 30 years ago under the title Uzlot with Alan White and the late Chris Squire – and recently enlisted a raft of guest musicians to help him complete the record, which he called “one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

He finished the record in Florida with producer Michael T Franklin and it’ll feature Anderson’s former Yes bandmate Steve Howe, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Steve Morse, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Jonathan Cain and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Anderson, who recently said he was “very open” to a reunion with Yes (opens in new tab), is about to head out on the Past Present Future Tour across the US.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.