- 25 Sep 23
Get the first play below of Irish singer-songwriter J Smith’s newest single ‘Baby Farm,’ out everywhere tomorrow, September 26.
It’s no surprise that J Smith, the moniker for Irish singer-songwriter James Smith, holds the kind of self-sustaining talent that has made him a worthy solo artist since his departure from Gypsies On The Autobahn. After starting the band when he was sixteen years old, Smith continued to work on his production craft, forming him into the multi-talented solo artist he is today.
Now, with his first single release in over a year, ‘Baby Farm’ is another dazzling masterpiece carved from Smith’s own, tender life experience. The lead single from the solo musician and producer’s forthcoming album of the same name is an acoustic-lead, indie folk treasure based on Smith’s own unique family situation.
Of that song’s meaning, Smith shares, “I'm in a unique situation: I live with my wife and daughter on a piece of land with two dear friends, Char and Max Zaska and their three young girls. Though living communally with another family might not be common, anyone raising young children will relate to the disarray, the chaos, and the moments of ‘what the hell?’ that family life can bring. Most people wouldn't want it any other way, and that's what 'Baby Farm’ nods at.”
“I had a lot of fun making this which I’m certain you’ll hear on the record,” Smith adds. And the fun is sonically there: Smith’s vocals carry a light, feathery tone that sends a subconscious smile to his listener’s face. A hearty guitar melody drives the track forward, while the production shines with the kind of lighthearted, gentle joy that parenting encapsulates.
J Smith’s forthcoming album of the same name, Baby Farm, is due for release October 18. The singer will play The Cobblestone pub in Dublin on October 20, celebrating the release of the record by baring his vocals and soul for all. More information on the show here.
Listen below to the exclusive first play of J Smith’s ‘Baby Farm,’ the new single out everywhere tomorrow, September 26.