The more I listen to Frankie Ballard’s new album the more I like it. I thought he always had something unique when it came to his sound and style. And fans have really taken to his music the last few years. We’re talking about three number one singles in a row.
I thought that It All Started With A Beer would have done a little better. It peaked at #15 on the radio chart. Maybe this next one will be a huge hit. I think it’s a good one.
Cigarette – Frankie Ballard
With a title like this you’re going to need a really smokey feel and sound and I think Frankie and the producer on this one really nailed it. The song kind of has this cool, edgy sound. It’s meant to feel kind of romantic, but with an edge. This is not your typical love song even though it is about love.
The guy in the song is looking his girl or a girl that he’s wishing for. She’s smoking a cigarette and he’s wishing how he could be that cigarette. He likes that she smokes. He likes her style and her edge. He’s wondering if they’ll have a good time together and maybe if it can go beyond that.
Pretty cool song. It’s not something you really hear in country music today and that’s why it’s working for Frankie Ballard. Country fans like this kind of music sometimes and Frankie is here to provide the sound.
I like this one. What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 87/100