(I Like It When You) Smile

Album: That Would Be Me (2015)
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  • Connick worked on this feel-good, upbeat track with producer Eg White, known for his work with Will Young and Florence + the Machine. The song came about when White suggested they do a lively tune, and the two started clapping and improvising the track.
  • Regarding the meaning of this song, Connick said: "It's the feeling you get when somebody you find attractive smiles at you and really means that smile."
  • Connick steps out of character and does a rap in this song, demonstrating a fairly impressive flow and a deft lyrical touch, calling the girl an "emotional defibrillator."
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