A few months after their first single ‘Keep Going,’ Upper Lip have released another song from their album Deep Within.
‘What makes you smile’ is a ballad that prompts reflection concerning moments in our life which are difficult and troublesome. It is also a song which encourages hope and courage. Indeed the song takes two perspectives: one that reflects on loneliness: “When you feel the pain inside, when you’re lonesome feeling angry” and the other that encourages us to take comfort in things which help us lift our spirits and that we should hang on when life becomes unbearable: “Think of light, the hope within you, and all the struggles you survived”.
The song highlights a smile which coupled with positive emotions and memories can help us overcome our daily struggles.