Miles from Kinshasa serves up a lovely tune for our pleasure and we are loving this one right here. Revolving around breezy, sunshine-soaked production by Miles himself, the summertime feel sits at odds with the melancholy lyricism.
“With this song I really wanted to say exactly how I felt at that time about my own day-to-day and that I didn’t want to pretend that everything is okay all the time, but with a touch of smart writing too,” Miles explains. “It’s probably one of the most relatable songs I’ve written thus far.”
‘Wearing Smiles’ is taken from the Congo-born, London-based artist’s forthcoming EP ‘Beloved’, due in August. It arrives with a lo-fi video shot between London and Berlin in the pre-corona days, matching the song’s introspective themes.
Miles goes on to say “I put together some footage that I captured pre-lockdown, it just accompanies the song very well and shows me being very relaxed in my own world whilst talking about things on my mind. It feels very meditative.”