Mila Smith has released Liars and Fakes, her debut single as a solo artist. The single and its accompanying video is out now via London-based artist service company Platoon.
Liars and Fakes is a soulful slice of upbeat pop music about being let down by friends. Speaking about the track and its universally relatable sentiments, Mila says:
“Liars and Fakes is a song I hope everyone can bop along to. The title of the song is relatively self-explanatory – it calls out the liars and the fakes. It was written about someone who communicated with me very superficially and only associated with me for their own gain, rather than chasing a genuine friendship”.
The video for the single was written and directed by Anna Telford and Felix Seuffert of Butterfly Films in Cape Town, best known for their work for the likes of BMW, WWF, and Vaseline, as well as the recent video for Langa Mavuso’s Panther.
Speaking about making the video, Anna and Felix said:
“The basic idea for the Liars and Fakes video came from Mila herself who envisioned a film around roller skating. Reflecting the words of the song, we created a story about being bold, leaving the pretense behind and embracing the people that really matter”.
Growing up on a varied diet of artists including Adele, Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, and The Neighbourhood, Mila has surrounded herself with music from an early age and began writing her own music at 8-years-old, playing the piano by ear and composing her own songs. By the age of 11, Mila had formed her own indie-pop band and they released their debut EP Possibility in 2016, the lead single of which Just Kids gained radio play and press coverage across South Africa. That same year the band became the face of a cable network’s TV ad campaign, giving them opportunities to perform in front of thousands of fans in their home country.
Mila signed with creative artist services company Platoon as a solo artist in 2018 and they immediately inducted her into Ko-Lab, an artist development initiative where she teamed up with seasoned writers and record producers to create her new music.
Liars and Fakes are released via Platoon on the 16th of April. Further new music will be released in the coming months.