Friday, February 9, 2024 – Following his eight-week number one smash hit, "World On Fire," Nate Smith put out the song "Bulletproof" along with an official video.
The Paradise, Cal. native also will release "Through The Smoke" EP on April 5.
Written by Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Hunter Phelps, the song battles the bulletproof memory of a past relationship.
"Ashley Gorley...had sent it to me," Smith said. "I immediately loved it. I thought the beginning had a Tom Petty vibe to it, and then the chorus has this massive lift. It sounded like an anthem, and I knew I wanted to cut it."
"I've dealt with some heartache throughout my life, and I've also been the deliverer of heartache to some. It's funny because we think sometimes that alcohol is gonna make you forget the person, but often times it brings it right back up. There are so many things we can try to do to get over someone we love, but really time is the only thing that can help."
"Bulletproof" will be one of seven songs on "Through The Smoke."
"I've been through a lot of adversity in my life, but 'through the smoke' came to mind one day and I thought that was the perfect way to describe making it through tragedy. It captures what it looks like on the other side of heartbreak, on the other side of tragedy, on the other side of giving everything you've got to go after what you want to do in life. I think this EP is a transition between all the fire and pain and everything I went through, and then overcoming. And that's what I want people to feel. It's layered in there."
Smith released hsi massive, 26-song, self-titled debut in April 2023.
Nate Smith has a wonderful, quivering voice. It's a voice often pushed to its limit, though, because so many of the songs feature pounding drums and roaring electric guitars. It's a whole lot of pounding and roaring because it – like many (too many?) contemporary country albums – is extra-long. The deluxe edition, in fact, sports 26 songs and clocks in at nearly an hour-and-a-half. All this loud music is just a bit much, though, by the time all's said and done. ...