On Friday 7th February, new DC film Birds of Prey premiered around the world. On the same day, naturally, the soundtrack was released on all streaming platforms, featuring an incredible collection of songs and artists. Maisie Peters, 19, is the writer and singer of ‘Smile’, a pop song with an edge.
“No more Mrs. Shut Up and Smile” – a lyric from the chorus shows how this song is perfectly suited to the film, which is set around character Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie. When Peters sings “It’s my world and you’re just living in it, Did I, did I, did I finish?” it’s easy to imagine the character herself saying those words. ‘Smile’ gained over 100,000 streams on Spotify in only one day and at this point it has reached 200,000.
Wrote a feminist bop for the new @birdsofpreywb and it’s out now!!! ‼️‼️‼️ I’m about to go have a driving lesson and truly with the energy smile gave me, the small town country lanes are not safe nor prepared pic.twitter.com/3iSHFIGU9E
— maisie peters (@maisiehpeters) February 7, 2020
Birds of Prey is the name of the new superhero film which looks further into the story of Harley Quinn. In this new adaptation, the character fights evil crime lord, Black Mask, with the help of her allies: Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya. It has received excellent reviews from both critics and audience members – the soundtrack is now available to purchase on iTunes or stream on any platform.
The opportunity to write for the movie is just another step forward in Peters’ already blossoming career. It’s the first film she’s been featured in, and the artist is one of many who recorded for the soundtrack. Others include Halsey, Normani and Lauren Jauregui making up 15 tracks with the other all female artists from Atlantic Records.
Peters started posting original music on YouTube in 2015, gaining popularity over the next few years, releasing two singles independently before signing with Atlantic Records. Her YouTube channel has now reached 74,000 subscribers from her self-described “emo girl pop”. With her record company, the artist has also put out two more singles including ‘Worst Of You’ which has over 62 million streams on Spotify, as well as two EPs. On YouTube, her most viewed video is ‘Stay Young’, a single release in 2019.
The singer will be appearing to perform in venues across the UK and Europe through February, March and April 2020, before joining Lauv in North America as she supports him on his ‘How I’m Feeling’ world tour. Check out the Maisie Peters website for more details and tickets.