For many artists, creation from one’s life experience is a constant whisper beckoning them to share their stories through their chosen medium. In the case of Los Angeles recording artist, Nate Smith, the opportunity to peer through the window into his soul comes in the form of a new album that details the ups and downs of his recent years.
The album, Around and Around, examines the personal side of some of the biggest issues that impact today’s society: falling in love, becoming a parent, and the paradigm shift people experience in their daily lives when families are torn apart by divorce – and that always looming cloud of hope. The eleven-chapter lyrical and musical journey is an honest look at how our lives are shaped by events that are sometimes beyond our control.
With nearly twenty years of song writing experience under his belt, Nate Smith has evolved into a beacon of honesty and real life experiences especially when it comes to the process of composing lyrics. Harboring a belief that all artists are most often struggling poets, Nate strives to create songs that take people on an emotional and reflective journey that can only be described as both gripping and beautiful.
10.05.2018 Some Kind of Dancing – Reviews
“This song is so classic. I feel like it could fit into almost any era in the past 60 years, and it would give whoever is listening to it chills.” – B-Side Guys
“A rugged version of Springsteen and Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers) if they grew up on Tom Waits and early Wilco-ish Americana, there’s not much dancing to be done here, but the violins, banjos, glockenspiel, and harmonicas lend themselves to the introspective and occasionally political atmosphere that is endlessly rich and heartfelt.” – New Noise Magazine
“With “None Of These Things,” Nate Smith delivers visceral grunge of titanic proportions. His music is simple, raw, and oh, so effective.” – Popdust
“Pulling from ’70s rock without evoking crass nostalgia (just toss on Neil Young’s “On the Beach” or Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Cosmo’s Factory” for reference), he manages to channel a timeless frustration and indignation while still leaving room for a hesitant hope. ” – The Southern Sounding
“Smith is a talented songwriter, with this folk rock track having tinges of Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen to it. Watch out for Smith – he has what it takes to be big, especially in the current climate.” – York Calling