A Thousand Horses (Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Graham Deloach and Zach Brown) have been playing their brand of raucous southern rock meets blues, country and soul to loyal fans for a while now. Having previously released two EPs, they are now newly signed to Republic Nashville, and are hitting country radio with their single “Smoke.”
The sound of “Smoke” is a bit more polished (read: radio ready) than their previous offerings, which had a bit more grit to them. However, they are still blending genres into a sound, that although familiar, should get eaten up by radio listeners. The story of "Smoke" compares a female to smoking; both being habits that are difficult to break. The melody is easy on the ears, but it’s the vocals-aching and sensual, gritty and believable-that will pull you in.
I pull her in nice and slow
She’s a habit and I can’t let go
Blowing rings around my heart
The one she stole, watching her sway and glow
It’s killing me and I know
Can’t stop it once it starts
A Thousand Horses drew raves for their set at the Austin City Limits Festival in October; they should find the same success when the single impacts radio on January 20th.
The single is available at digital retailers