Fake smiles look good on the surface, but they can be detrimental to the person displaying it when a deeper pain lurks within. With an overall theme of masking that pain in order to preserve face, Montreal’s Wasiu is back on our pages with his new single, “Picture Imperfect” – produced by A$AP P On the Boards.
“Playing around with the very common phrase “picture perfect” and the ancient concept of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” ‘Picture Imperfect’ is a song about masking hardships with superficial smiles.” says Wasiu. “The two main characters in this song are forced to smile for the camera while baring the weights of being in an abusive relationship for one, and battling addiction for the second. I know several people who have been in very similar situations so I know the importance of addressing such issues. But it’s much more than those specific situations for me. The overall theme of masking your pain in order to preserve face really hits home. Growing up in a divorced home it seemed like the number 1 goal was to make sure that everyone on the outside thought that everything was great on the inside, even if it killed us.”