The song went no 1 on the Danish airplay chart, and held the position for three weeks straight. Furthermore the song peaked at no 3 on the official German airplay chart. In March 2018, Hugo Helmig released his debut EP 'Promise'.
Several Danish media have drawn comparison to Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes
, and Hugo’s debut single is a vigorous pop song about toning down the self-presentation on social media. Hugo explains:
“Everyone’ s so eager to stage this picture perfect life on social media, but of course nobody’ s perfect. It’ s such a shame that it’ s the norm for most people to present themselves in this superhuman way. ‘Please Don’t Lie’ is a kind reminder to everybody – and first and foremost myself.”