Jo Jo Wright from KIIS-FM interviewed Labrinth and asked him about the meaning of ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’: “What makes it special for me and a lot of people is that is peels away all the rubbish for a minute. There’s no fun in it, there’s no fake in it […] It’s just honesty. That’s what I feel the song is for me. It kinda takes me to that next level […] Personally. Seeing beyond being cool, being a star, being rich and being everything I am. He added: “I’ve had great success in the UK, and the more massive you get the more you get caught up […] and you forget about being the real you. For me, it was ‘stay real’.”
Released on October 18, 2012
Timoty Mckenzie – Adele Sande – Mike Posner
In the UK, Beneath Your Beautiful is Labrinth’s first number 1 single as a solo artist. It topped the Official Charts Company, and became the 12th best-selling single of 2012. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Platinum for sales over 880.000 copies. In Denmark, the single was streamed 1.8 million times, and made it to Platinum status. Beneath Your Beautiful topped the charts in several European countries including Ireland, Poland Portugal and Scotland. The song reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Slovakia. It was certified 5 times Platinum in Australia, Double Platinum in New Zealand, and Platinum in Sweden and Switzerland. In Austria, Belgium, and Germany, it was certified Gold.