Minnesota musician, memoirist and mainstay Mark Mallman shares “For Love I Will Let Love Go” from his first album in 5 years called Happiness, out April 9. Happiness is a companion to Mallman’s uplifting memoir, The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music. The book follows Mallman’s listening to nothing but a playlist of 50 feel-good songs for an entire Minnesota winter. His goal was to process the crushing grief and anxiety following the suicide of his mother. This is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and learning to laugh through it all. The book, published in 2019, includes a foreword by Chuck Klosterman. While the subject is sad and dark, the book itself is told with humor and joy.
Mallman says of the song and video: “This is the final track from the sadness side of the Happiness album when true love finds someone new. Love is an agreement. Honor the agreement, even if it costs tears.“