Coverafbeelding James Bay - Best fake smile
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  •   6 weken
  •   33 piekpositie
  •   31 punten
  •   2016

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   04-09-1991
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

In de zomer van 2013 brengt James Bay zijn eerste mini-album, The Dark Of The Morning uit. Een slordig jaar later is Let It Go de opvolger,waarvan het titelnummer de Britse hitlijst weet te halen. Ondertussen had de zanger al een tour achter de rug samen met Hozier.

Eind 2014 verschijnt Hold Back The River, afkomstig van zijn debuutalbum Chaos And The Calm dat in maart 2015 verschijnt.

Het wordt de eerste Top 40-hit voor Bay, die ook nog eens wordt onderscheiden met de Brit Awards Critic Choice. Ook Let It Go, dat Alarmschijf wordt, is afkomstig van Chaos And The Calm en staat eind mei in de Top 40. Later volgen de singles If You Ever Want To Be In Love en Best Fake Smile.

In 2018 maakt James Bay bekend een ander geluid te willen laten horen. Dat doet hij via het album Electric Light dat Wild Love en Us tot de Tipparade brengt. Begin 2019 maakt hij, samen met Julia Michaels, de track Peer Pressure.


Songtekst

No, you don't have to wear
Your best fake smile
Don't have to stand there
And burn inside
Oh oh oh
If you don't like it

She's working late and making eyes at the door
She's sick of everybody up on her floor
She wants the sun in her eyes
But all she gets is ignored

She used to put it out and get it all back
But now she's slipping, trying to carry the act
She's sweating under the lights
Now she's beginning to crack, woah

No, you don't have to wear
Your best fake smile
Don't have to stand there
And burn inside
Oh oh oh
If you don't like it

And you don't have to care
So don't pretend
Nobody needs
A best fake friend
Oh oh oh
Don't hide it

No hesitation now she gets up and walks
She thinks of all the pain and pride that they caused
She emptied all the tip jars
And won't get back what she lost

Outside the window with two fingers to show
She lifts her head up just to blow out the smoke
She doesn't have to look back
To know when she's gotta go

No, you don't have to wear
Your best fake smile
Don't have to stand there
And burn inside
Oh oh oh
If you don't like it

And you don't have to care
So don't pretend
Nobody needs
A best fake friend
Oh oh oh
Don't hide it

If you don't bleed it
You don't need it anymore
If you don't need it
Get up and leave it on the floor
No more believing
Like it's a voice you can't ignore
If you don't need it
You don't need it, no

And you don't have to wear
Your best fake smile
Don't have to stand there
And burn inside
Oh oh oh
No, if you don't like it

And you don't have to care
So don't pretend
Nobody needs
A best fake friend
Oh oh oh
Don't hide it

And you don't have to wear
Your best fake smile
Don't have to stand there
And burn inside
Oh oh oh
If you don't like it
Oh oh oh
No, if you don't like it

Songinformatie

ArtiestJames Bay
 A-kant
Titel Best Fake Smile
Lengte 3:26
Componist(en) Iain Archer; James Bay
Producer(s) Jacquire King
Engineer(s) Lowell Reynolds /ProTools Engineer: Mark Bengtson
Mixage Michael H. Brauer / Assised by: Mark Bengtson
 B-kant
Platenlabel Republic Records
Catalogusnr digital download [albumtrack]
Album Chaos and the Calm


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