Whiskey Riff Song Of The Week: “Alaska” By Caitlyn Smith

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Rob Morgan

Happy Monday, y’all.

Today for the Song of the Week, we have a new tune from Caitlyn Smith from her recently released self-produced album, High & Low.

It’s a stunner of a track, where she admits that things in her relationship aren’t going well at all, and no matter what she hoped for, the guy she used to love might as well be a thousand miles away.

A co-write by Caitlin, she use some beautifully heartbreaking wordplay to describe how, even when they’re in the same room together, he “might as well be in Alaska”:

“But you’re in the next room over
Drinking tequila on ice
And I’d be six months sober
Ooh, if you were my vice
And if your walls were mountains

I would shake you like an earthquake
‘Cause baby, your heart’s in another place
When you look at me, boy, you might as well be in Alaska”

And that personal sentiment and brutal honesty is a theme throughout the record, which Caitlyn says was a challenge for her at times, but allowed her to put out an album that feels uniquely her:

“This record is so personal and stepping into the producer chair for it was both terrifying and empowering, but I knew in order to grow I had to allow myself to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

I’m so excited to finally share it with the world.”

Of course, Caitlyn’s vocal delivery is impressive as always here too, so do yourself a favor and give this one a spin:


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock