Make Me Like You

Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like (2016)
Charted: 54

Songfacts®:

  • The songwriting duo of Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels worked with Gwen Stefani on this track. The same team also penned the This Is What the Truth Feels Like lead single "Used To Love You."
  • The song was produced by the Swedish duo Mattman and Robin. The pair were also behind Hailee Steinfeld's "Love Myself" and Selena Gomez's "Hands To Myself."
  • Stefani expressed her excitement for the track during an interview with Zane Lowe: "We were losing our minds. It was called 'Make Me Like You' and we couldn't believe it like how did we write this song? It's so good!"
  • The song's one-take music video was recorded during the 2016 Grammy Awards 4-minute commercial break. Boasting multiple sets and wardrobe changes, it was the first promo clip ever made on live TV. Fans were able to watch various elements of the visual come together through different feeds on Facebook, Periscope and Snapchat. The video was directed by Sophie Muller, who also shot Stefani's "Used To Love You" music clip.
  • Gwen Stefani wrote the lyrics about her boyfriend Blake Shelton. The pair found love after their divorces from Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert respectively.

    Stefani told Jimmy Kimmel how music helped her cope with the situation. "What's so crazy is that sometimes tragedy, if you really absorb it, you can turn it into something beautiful," she explained. "And this whole album is really about trying to take something awful and healing from it and turn it into something beautiful."

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