I must be slacking lately because this song is already in the top 20 on the charts and this is the first time I’ve heard it. The band is A Thousand Horses and the first single is Smoke. It looks like the guys are on Republic Nashville with The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line and a few others. So they have some strong push behind them and the song is already a hit.
Smoke – A Thousand Horses
These guys seem to be similar to Eli Young Band. Those guys are labelmates, but I would say there is a little more of an edge on this song and in the voices and style.
And that’s a good thing on both accounts. Each has their own style and both work well for radio listeners today.
The song is about a girl that this guy likes and he’s just singing about how much he is in love with her and all the feelings he’s having about her. And he compares it to smoke and the song comes off really cool in a style you don’t really get a whole lot anymore.
I can tell why the song is already a hit. It’s catchy and by the end you find yourself singing along and that’s hard to do with the first listen.
These guys could be on to something special, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the song and on the band.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 87/100