The Nashville-based rock group debut their latest track, “Build Your Own Road,” exclusively with C&I.
Tune premiere: “Build Your Own Road,” from the Smoking Flowers’ upcoming album, Snowball Out of Hell, available June 26.
About the band: Composed of husband-and-wife team Kim and Scott Collins, the Smoking Flowers’ style of music brings to mind another couple power duo, the White Stripes. Blending punk, country, Americana, and folk, they weave gritty, emotional compositions.
About the song: “‘Build Your Own Road’ is a song about our own innocence, but written from the perspective of our high school selves,” says Scott Collins. “Kim didn’t have anyone particular in mind when she sings the line ‘You were a bitch back in high school’; rather, it’s in admiration of the strong females, the effortlessly cool girls, that we begrudgingly admired. For better or worse, high school is arguably the most nostalgic part of life for us all.”
About the album: Snowball Out of Hell was created in the wake of Kim’s battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Opting for a less-conventional form of treatment, Kim relied on alternative therapies and a raw diet to triumph into recovery. Filled with songs that encourage others to take control of their own lives and futures, the record is a positive reinforcement of living life on your own terms.
Why we like it: The Smoking Flowers make music most any listener can get behind. This particular song entertains us musically and draws us in with nostalgic lyrics that bring back memories of teenage years.