Co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Josh Mase and Kiwi singing sensation Sammy J,‘Smile’ is a heartfelt tune that pays tribute to true love, happiness and that feeling of completeness when you meet ‘the one’.
“‘Being with you makes my heart smile’ was something I messaged my girlfriend one day,” says the band’s lead guitarist, Josh Mase.
“I thought it would be a great hook for a song so I saved it on my phone. Then one day Sammy J was around at my house. We went to a nearby park with a toy piano, we talked about the hook and then wrote the song together.”
The release of ‘Smile’ follows on from the phenomenal success of Three Houses Down’s Top 40 smash hit ‘Love and Affection’ (feat. General Fiyah), which lit up the airwaves over summer and has so far clocked more than 1.5 million views on You Tube.
Three Houses Down was born in 2004 after brothers Rob, Sione and Charlie Pome left their previous band, based three houses up the road from their parents’ home in South Auckland. They’ve gone on to become one of New Zealand’s most respected reggae acts, with several albums to their name.
They’re also firm favourites on the festival circuit and have many times toured the length and breadth of the country, playing to packed venues and delighting fans wherever they go.
Three Houses Down is set toembark on its latest North Island tour, with General Fiyah. It kicks off in Taupo tonight – August 4 – and ends in Wellington on September 1.