Eyes Don't Lie

Album: yet to be titled (2022)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • "Eyes Don't Lie" finds Tones And I letting go of a toxic relationship. At first she resents the emotions she gets as she feels she's lost a lover. As Tones pushes through the wreckage, she realizes she's better off without that other person. "Someone taking advantage of you and you taking advantage of yourself," she explained. "Feeling better off and putting that last bit of bitterness behind you."
  • Tones and I wrote "Eyes Don't Lie" with the song's producers Eren Cannata and Sam Homaee. It was the first co-write she'd ever done. "I've never worked in the room with anyone else," she told Smallzy of the Australian network Nova. "This is the first time I had someone else like helping me write the production of the song."
  • Tones and I directed the video alongside Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly, the team behind the "Dance Monkey" clip. Filmed in locations near Newcastle, New South Wales, and Adelaide, South Australia, it shows the singer on her own lost in the outback. "The music video reflects being alone, but not lonely," she explained. "Escaping something that hurt and happy to be wherever else, even though it's over. I am still reflecting and telling my story one last time, before I move on."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

Don Felder

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

Country Song Titles

Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?

Janis Ian

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.