Singer-songwriter J Smith follows his critically acclaimed debut album with his first single ‘Skipping Stones’, further cementing him as one of the “most fearlessly honest and authentic artists in the country”. [Hotpress Magazine]
Inspired by Elliot Smith and Ben Howard, ‘Skipping Stones’ is a delicate reflection on his relationship with his father, wondering if this might be the last song he ever writes about him. With ‘Skipping Stones’, Smith delivers a captivating follow up to his debut album which featured heavily in 2021’s Top-20 lists and was named one of the 10 albums you must hear before you die. [Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times]
‘Skipping Stones’ is the first single from J Smith’s Three Dots EP, a collection of songs that didn’t fit his debut album, ‘(…) And you chose not to laugh.’ The first of four songs, it was completely recorded, performed, produced and mixed by himself, showcasing his prolific talents. Those skills have led him to recent collaborations with ZASKA, Tolü Makay, Stevie Appleby, Nnic, Audible Chocolate, and Big Sleep for major releases this year.
‘It has been hard to find time to get these songs together, becoming a new father myself. But I think the time has been invaluable to get a good perspective and deeper connection to my own father which made it all the more humbling finishing this body of work. I think it gives people a different side to myself to hear before embarking on my second album.’
Skipping Stones is set for release on Wednesday March 2nd as part of the Three Dots EP which is out on the 20th of April.