“Faking It” is the fifth single from Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 by my count. Of those, only “Slide” and “Feels” (a massive hit everywhere except the US) have found a wide audience. That could change with his moody collaboration with Kehlani and Lil Yachty. The track brings out the best in all of them with the R&B diva serving relatable lyrics over one of the Scot’s most finely-tuned productions. “And I say I’m okay, but I guess I’m a liar,” she sings. “You say you’re okay, but I saw that you liked it.”
“Why you, why you, why you checking if you’re over it? Why you, why you say ‘let go’ if you’re still holding it? Just a little bit better at faking it than me, baby.” The visual arrived last night (October 23) and it tapes into the song’s gloomy, late-night vibe. Calvin steps aside to let Kehlani and Yachty shine and they do their thing in elaborate set-ups that include falling snow and ice sculptures. He does, however, appear towards the end to play a little piano. Watch the striking video up top.
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