US fans were introduced to Canadian Dallas Smith last year with his high energy single “Tippin Point,” which set the record for the fastest Canadian single to go GOLD and has since been certified platinum in Canada. Additionally, Smith gained new fans opening for Florida Georgia Line on their US Tour and taking part in their recent cruise. Continuing to bridge the gap between rock and country, Smith will release a new EP, Lifted, on November 24th. The seven track collection includes six new songs, as well as a live version of “Tippin' Point.”
Lifted’s tracks showcase a diverse sound from Dallas's previous offerings while maintaining his unique energy. The themes of relationships and love run through the songs, whether they are straight up country rockers (“Thinkin’ Bout You”) or ballads (“Heat Rises”). In addition, the traditional instruments used, banjo and pedal steel, blend well with the rock crunch of the electric guitar. Carrying it all are Smith’s vocals which keep the rocker edge, while also bringing a country warmth and believability.
“Wasting Gas,” his current release on Sirius XM’s The Highway, is a road-trip anthem celebrating young love and its no-particular-place-to-go mentality. The title track reminisces on riding the dreams of youth; remembering the time when “we were high on nothing but living and loving running own something called a dirt road dream.” The destined to be a hit, “Cheap Seats,” will be the song of the summer 2015 due not only to its massively infectious melody, but its highly identifiable lyrics. Finally, in “Just Say When,” he's ready for a relationship, but is waiting on her to give him the green light. "Just lettin' ya know/I'm sittin' on go/I'm ready to roll/Just needin' to know/Baby if you're in."
Be ready to feel Lifted when you listen.