BLASS: The jealousy, envy and hypocrisy behind those ‘Smiling Faces’
It was a natural, effortless energy that brought BLASS together with Morello Selecta, founder of Yah Man Records out of Italy, which lead to the birth of BLASS’ first recording with a European music label. A real-life experience kinda song about envy, jealousy, hate and hypocrisy; under the title Smiling Faces for Yah Man Records’ Express Love Riddim project
Smiling Faces, speaks to the struggle to keep friends and acquaintances happy for your successes, regardless of how happy and loyal you have been to them over the years. “You go out 100% for a friend, however the moment your situation begins to improve, you see signs of anger, jealousy and hate in them. That is the reality behind my creation of ‘Smiling Faces’,” BLASS said. As to why he chose this message for the Express Love Riddim, he said: “The beat instantly brought out those emotions in me the moment I heard it”.
Chants of “no love” and “smiling faces” emanate distinctively from the punchline of Smiling Faces, over a well arranged live, authentically roots Reggae rhythm. Instrumentals so perfectly timed to capture the mood and message of the song.
Definitely, already one of the best recordings from the Portmore, Jamaica based dancehall and reggae artist. An easily relatable song that once heard, will create instant connections to the story; as we all at some time in our lives, struggle with jealousy, hate, envy and hypocrisy directed at us.
Smiling Faces will be available on all digital platforms in Europe, Jamaica, USA (worldwide) come May 10th.