Artist: Spencer Thomas Smith
Hometown: Tennessee-raised. Currently in Durham, N.C.
Song: “Gas Station Blue”
Release Date: March 10, 2023
In Their Words: “It came out of a feeling I kept getting. A longing and a joy. ‘Gas Station Blue’ took me the longest to write off the album, working and reworking it. I actually named the album Gas Station Blue before I wrote the song. That feeling kept nagging at me and I just couldn’t put it into words. I was trying to find a way to reconnect to the world around me and take in life as it passed me by. And wrap that feeling in the freedom of the road and a drive in the dark and the underlying loneliness and of that pure joy you get picking up your favorite snack after filling your tank with some regular 87. So the song had to feel like the breeze in your hair or the sun on your chest laying in the grass. A loved one beside you trying to make things better. ‘Let’s make up, Let’s make love, all we can do is make love up.'” — Spencer Thomas Smith
Photo Credit: Maddie Walczak