Dallas Smith, ‘Kids With Cars’ [Listen]
Dallas Smith’s “Kids With Cars” is a nostalgic rocker that layers the singer’s natural tones with postmodern country production. Anyone who still considers ages 16 to 19 to be the glory years will find a theme song in the new single from the former Default singer.
Jesse Frasure, Ryan Hurd and Brad Tursi wrote “Kids With Cars.” Together, they accurately depict the average high school student parking lot and all the stereotypes that belong to each car. There isn’t a guy around who can’t relate to the chorus:
“Kids with cars / Back when who you are / Was all about having a ride on a Friday night / And how many friends you can pack inside / It's just kids with cars, yeah / We're just kids with cars,” Smith sings.
Even if the schooling years weren’t the pinnacle of your life experiences, you know what Smith is talking about. You probably even have your own “first real kiss in the dashboard light” story, or something similar.
"That wood panel wagon that you got for free / Didn't have no heat, didn't have AC / But it's got cruise control, and two back seats / And a 12-inch sub that'll rattle your teeth,” Smith sings at the bridge.
Joey Moi produced “Kids With Cars,” and his creation is as important as the song’s lyrical content. He approaches the song as a former-rocker, and the result is vocals vibrating with studio effects and almost chaotic instrumentation. It’s an original from the first note to the very last.
Why Fans Will Love It: Because they still own their high school letter jacket.
Key Lyrics: "Kids with cars / Back when who you are / Was all about having a ride on a Friday night / And how many friends you can pack inside."
Did You Know?: Smith has charted eight Top 10 songs on the Canadian country chart. "Tippin' Point" went platinum, which is 100,000 singles sold in Canada.
Listen to Dallas Smith, “Kids With Cars”