Mum

Album: Paint Your Face (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Sliimy (pronounced to rhyme with Jimmy) is a French pop singer of Moroccan-Algerian descent, who records in English. This ode to his late mother is a track from his debut album, which was recorded in a small French home studio, mixed in New York and put out by Warner. Paint Your Face became a hit on the iTunes charts and French airwaves in the early part of 2009.
  • Sliimy's mother died when he was seven. The French press has referred to his mother committing suicide even though this was not the case. Sliimy told The Guardian August 25, 2009: "I don't know why the media say suicide – it wasn't that at all. I don't want to say too much about it; that's why the song isn't detailed. I don't want it to become a constant subject, with people knowing everything about my mum. I want her to still be my mum."

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