Motivator and musician Tobyraps has released a music video for his newest single “Exercise” from his upcoming album Make Yourself Happy. The entire Make Yourself Happy album focuses on the idea that happiness is a work ethic. “In order to remain happy, it is up to us to put in the daily maintenance to ensure that our bodies and minds continue to glow with self-confidence,” says Tobyraps. “Exercise” further supports the artist’s mission of encouraging and uplifting people. Tobyraps created the song as motivation towards finding happiness because he believes “one of the simplest ways to gain mental and physical confidence is by engaging in daily exercise.”

He was inspired to write “Exercise” when he realized how his spirits lifted post-workout during quarantine. “I felt more optimistic, more energetic, and overall just proud of myself,” he says. Tobyraps says he wanted to capture those feelings for the single. The artist knows he isn’t a fitness professional, however. He simply wants to encourage people similar to him to find the motivation and make exercise fun.

Tobyraps has a long history of pursuing happiness for himself and everyone around him. His first album, Make People Smile, followed a similar path to Make Yourself Happy. Even when he was working as a street musician, Tobyraps continued to put in all efforts to uplift strangers. “Exercise” is just another way he will spread joy, encouragement, and the passion for life with those who listen.

Cover art for “Exercise” by Tobyraps

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