LAUREN JO BLACK • Sounds Like Nashville
Temps around the country are reaching record highs, and it appears as if it’s going to get hotter with the release of Frankie Ballard’s sexy new single, “Cigarette.”
Written by Chris Stapleton, Kip Moore and Jaren Johnston, “Cigarette” is the second single from Ballard’s latest album, El Rio. Following his hit “It All Started With A Beer,” “Cigarette” follows the story of a guy who is longing to be a part of a girl’s life.
“I wanna be a cigarette, Smoking on so cool/ Or maybe that red wine, You’re drinking down so smooth/ I wanna be the fire, That’s taking you higher/ Girl you can leave me, Or let me burn/ I wanna be your cigarette” Ballard sings in the chorus.
To accompany the release, Ballard filmed a steamy music video for “Cigarette,” which follows a pole-dancing stripper, as part of his El Rio Video Series (check it out above).
“’Cigarette’ is straight up and down just about lust,” says Ballard, “and all you gotta do is listen to it to know what I’m talking about.”
Fans can catch Ballard performing the song live as he plays fairs and festivals across the country throughout the summer. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.