This is definitely one of my favorite songs Graycie York has released so far.
Her newest single “Marlboro Magic” is out everywhere today, along with a music video, which finds her daydreaming in a honky tonk about a guy who has a bad habit of his own that she can’t seem to get off her mind.
Graycie co-wrote the song with fellow up and comer Mae Estes, who is a fantastic artist and songwriter in her own right, and Graycie says the idea came after she saw a guitar player for a different band at a festival smoking a cigarette and found herself a little envious:
“I got to write this song with Mae and she’s the best. Seriously. We knew each other because of social media and I’m a MASSIVE fan girl of anything she does. I swear whatever she touches turns to gold.
The first time we met in person was when we wrote the song, and it felt like we had known each other forever. I said, ‘I have this idea. I saw this guitar player from another band playing at a festival & thought to myself, I wanna be that cigarette on his mouth.’
And she laughed & said, ‘We can absolutely write about that,’ and out came ‘Marlboro Magic.’ It’s honestly one of my favorite songs I’ve ever done, I love this song so so so much. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
And if you’re unfamiliar with her, Graycie has opened for some of the hottest names in the Texas music scene right now, like Pecos and the Rooftops and Kolby Cooper, just to name a couple.
The production on this one is definitely a little bit different and more upbeat than some of her previous releases, but I love hearing a different side of her sound and perspective with such a fun, lighthearted concept.
Definitely give this one a spin today:
She’s definitely a young artist out of Texas to keep your eye on, and I’m excited to see what else she has coming because really every release so far has been super solid.
In May, she also dropped a good old fashioned country music murder ballad called “Family Affair”: