STORY OF SONG
“Be Kind” is a synth-pop track from American producer Marshmello (Christopher Comstock) and singer and musician Halsey (Ashley Frangipane). It was released on the 1st May 2020, and was written by Amy Allen, Halsey, Freddy Wexler, Gian Stone and Marshmello; with Marshmello also producing the track with Stone.
“Be Kind” is a track about being kind to those you love, despite your circumstances. It is an empowering song, that also questions the true motivation of a significant other in a romantic relationship. It is rumoured that the track is about rapper G-Eazy, a former boyfriend of Halsey’s, who was discovered to be cheating on Halsey while they were together.
There is currently no official music video to the tracks due to the current worldwide lockdown, but two official lyrics videos were released to YouTube from both artists. Marshmello’s lyric video was posted first on the 1st May 2020, with Halsey’s arriving only five days later. The current total view count for both videos is 7.8 million views.
Release Date: 1st May 2020
Songwriter/s: Amy Allen, Ashley Frangipane (Halsey), Freddy Wexler, Gian Stone & Marshmello (Christopher Comstock)
Producer/s: Gian Stone & Marshmello
Label/s: Joytime Collective, Geffen & Capitol
Music Video Release Date: 1st May 2020 (Marshello Lyric Video) & 6th May 2020 (Halsey Lyric Video)
Chart Rankings: So far, “Be Kind” has charted at #15 in Australia, #41 in Austria, #11 and #35 on various charts in Belgium; #18, #19 and #41 on different Canadian charts; #34 in the Czech Republic, #29 in Estonia, #54 in Germany, #22 in both Hungary and Ireland, #72 in Italy, #74 in Japan, #19 in Lithuania, #11 in Malaysia, #35 and #55 on various charts in the Netherlands; #29 in Norway, #60 in Portugal, #3 in Singapore, #48 in Sweden, #46 in Switzerland, #40 in the UK, and #29, #35 and 22 on different US Billboard charts, as well as #22 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100 chart.
The lyrics to “Be Kind” can be viewed here: LINK