Ten years in the game and Neon Gold is still serving up our new favorite bands and artists. The latest in a long line of hot gems (Passion Pit, XCX, Tove Lo, Marina, etc.) is Your Smith, a Los Angeles-based performer (once known as Caroline Smith) who today drops a thunderous groove called “The Spot.”
Your Smith headed out west two years ago from Minneapolis, and channeled some youthful nostalgia for this uber-playful new track — the song gives us some sweet Sheryl Crow vibes, while the street smart video recalls Keisza’s iconic “Hideaway” clip from a few years back.
“The Spot” is “the feeling of the ’90s and the warmth and dustiness of the sounds mixed with the exciting evolution of modern music,” Smith says, “the carefree vocals and the wholly accepted blur between masculinity and femininity in the music scene.”
The song also serves as a gateway to understanding just who Your Smith is — and aspires to be. “Your Smith is an embodiment of that identity,” she adds. “The blur, the warmth, and the familiarity. The change in name is less of a reinvention and more of an engagement with that part of me. I’m still me. I’m still your Smith.”
A debut EP, produced by Tommy English (BØRNS), Stint (Gallant, Aluna George) and Nicky Davey (Internet, Syd), and well underway, and we should be hearing that shortly. But in the meantime, allow “The Spot” to wistfully wash over your TGIFisms and casual noontime daydreams below.