Yes, you might not have heard of Riley Smith yet… I have to admit, I have only just discovered him this year too, but as an actor. I had no idea that behind this face, there’s also a great voice and musician. I just realized that a few months ago. Just the more reason to be excited for his new single “I’m On Fire” that was released yesterday.
The first time I saw this Iowa-native actor was on the TV-show Nashville (check out on of his scenes here). But this wasn’t Riley Smith’s only role, he’s been on shows like True Blood and True Detective and just lately scored a role on the show Frequency (which by the way is great – binge watched the entire 1st season in like 4 days ;-))
Only a little later a friend of mine told me that he’s actually a really good singer and musician too. Not only that, but his music is right up my alley. I’d say it’s a nice mixture of country rock, but with a souly pop twist. His voice sometimes reminds me of an early James Morisson, not quite as raspy, but a very nice smooth edge to it. I like!
But why don’t you just have a listen. Here’s the new video to his single „I’m On Fire“ – for which he by the way didn’t just stand in front of the camera. He apparently wrote the script himself and cast the actors too.