Pretty Shining People

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"Pretty Shining People"
Promotional single by George Ezra
from the album Staying at Tamara's
Released2 March 2018
FormatDigital download
GenreFolk Rock
Songwriter(s)George Ezra
Producer(s)Cam Blackwood

"Pretty Shining People" is a song by English singer-songwriter George Ezra. The song was written by Ezra and produced by Cam Blackwood. It was released as a digital download on 2 March 2018, as the first promotional single from Ezra's second studio album Staying at Tamara's.[1][2][3][4] The song peaked at number 54 on the UK Singles Chart and number 97 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

In a review for NME, Nick Reilly said, "Opener 'Happy Smiling People' sees Ezra anchoring an infectious chorus around dark and world-weary lyrics: "What a terrible time to be alive if you're prone to overthinking", he croons, before offering a message of upbeat and hearty resilience ("Hey pretty smiling people, we're alright together")."[5]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Pretty Shining People" was first released onto YouTube on 2 March 2018 at a total length of three minutes and forty-one seconds.[6][3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Pretty Shining People"3:32


Chart (2018) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 97
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 54

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 2 March 2018 Digital download


  1. ^ "Staying at Tamara's / George Ezra". Tidal. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Here's 'Pretty Shining People', the new single from George Ezra". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "George Ezra does karaoke in his video for new song 'Pretty Shining People'". DIY. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "George Ezra has dropped a lovely new track called 'Pretty Shining People'". Dork Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "George Ezra - 'Staying At Tamara's album review". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "George Ezra – Pretty Shining People (Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ " – Discography George Ezra". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2018.