Smithfield is bringing on the soulful vibes, with trumpets and horns, on their latest released single, “When You’re Gone.”
Painting the picture of a couple who buzzes off of one another and can’t help but wish for another glass or two of the good stuff to keep the moment alive, Smithfield thrives off the sultry feeling that the song gives off. Working from the clever “Hey Whiskey” track they previously sent out to fans, Smithfield let the song talk for itself when it came to channeling the heavy romantic themes woven throughout the lyric.
“So it’s called ‘When You’re Gone’ and it really kind of came out of this idea of painting the perfect tipsy girl. And our co-writer Brennin [Hunt] was talking one day and he said, ‘My wife’s really cute when she gets tipsy.’ So this title came to mind—‘When You’re Gone’—and we all started milling around… I think Jennifer started spouting out some lyrics and Brennin was playing some licks on the guitar and it just kind of wrote itself,” Trey Smith of the duo explained to Sounds Like Nashville.
Not only did the group want the song to show off another side of their songwriting depth, but they also heard the sonic progressions of “When You’re Gone” and knew it’d be the perfect jam for the summertime feel.
“Trey brought the title in and he originally had the idea ‘When You’re Gone’ like, when you miss me. And we were like ‘Eh, that’s been done before,’ it’s not really that clever and coming off a song like ‘Hey Whiskey’ that is so clever,” Jennifer Fielder said to SLN. “The production’s really cool too. We added some cool horns… It’s very vibey… a little blues influence in there, so it’s really cool, it’s something different.
Smithfield’s single, “When You’re Gone,” is available to download now.