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11 May 2024

Watch The Video For Willy Cobb’s ‘Cigarette Smell’

Willy Cobb Cigarette Smell Video
Photo: Alex Berger
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Currently on tour in the UK with The Cadillac Three, genre-busting, southern alt rocker Willy Cobb recently released his debut single Cigarette Smell which was the followed by Country Punkin’ via War Buddha / Warner Records.

Today he shares the official video for Cigarette Smell which contains footage of his lives shows in recent months around the UK and US. You can check it out below.

Willy explains, “It’s been sick seeing people sing and clap along to Cigarette Smell on the road since releasing it, been playing shows across the UK and US this year grabbing great film and thought it’d be rad to get some live shots for the music video.“

Cigarette Smell, garnered widespread critical acclaim on its initial release with Rolling Stone touted it among “All the Songs You Need to Know This Week.” Plus, NOTION sat down with him for an in-depth interview and professed, “the single sees Willy Cobb at his best.”

It is a potent and endlessly replayable introduction to Cobb’s unpretentious style, evincing his infectious combination of irreverence and specificity. He sticks to crisp, suitably absurd imagery all the way through the power chorus: “I bet you hate the way cigarettes smell/I bet you vape all day cause it’s better for ya health.” Channeling White Stripes in their lo-fi era, the track exemplifies the disarming, immediately personable quality that has made Cobb a live phenomenon in Nashville.

Following European and UK tour dates with Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters and The Cadillac Three, the Georgia-reared musician continues a string of live dates in UK & Ireland this month supporting The Cadillac Three.

The hotly-tipped Alternative rock singer-songwriter’s new music, produced and co-written with country singer Brent Cobb and The Cadillac Three leader Jaren Johnston, serves as a dynamic crash course in his blend of down-home pride and punk attitude. As a kid riding in his family’s truck, his dad would throw on Hank Williams, while his mom favored Nirvana. Now a rising talent in Nashville, the singer and guitarist still channels his upbringing in his lyrics, which pay homage to small-town misbehavior and malaise.

Not caring what people think is a crucial aspect of Cobb’s view of himself and his music. While he credits other like-minded Southern artists who flout easy genre labels, Cobb considers himself to be on a unique mission to connect with fans who might feel like outsiders in their communities. “There’s a whole minority of kids in the South that feel like me—that were weird and alternative in high school,” Cobb explains. “I want them to see that you don’t have to be country to be from Georgia.”

Willy Cobb: UK tour dates:
5/9: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, NX Newcastle+
5/11: Manchester, UK, Manchester Academy+
5/12: Leeds, UK, O2 Leeds Academy+
5/14: Nottingham, UK, Rock City+
5/16: Cardiff, UK, Tramshed+

+Supporting The Cadillac Three, Stephen Wilson Jr.

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