Runaway June has had a packed summer of tour stops across the U.S., creating buzz from coast-to-coast by lighting up stages from Country Jam Colorado Music Festival to Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and more.
Adding fire to their set is fan-favorite anthem “Make Me Wanna Smoke,” which was amongst the most-added singles at Country radio last week. A wildly relatable look at loving someone who’s nothing but bad news, the sultry and stomping track is a glorious showcase for their high-powered harmonies and radiant charisma. Go here to listen to “Make Me Wanna Smoke” now.
Written by Jason Sellers, Ella Langley, and Bobby Hamrick, “Make Me Wanna Smoke” premiered in May and immediately drew raves from the likes of American Songwriter, who noted that the track “encapsulates the internal struggle of a conflicted heart.” With production from Mickey Jack Cones, the song centers on the soul-stirring harmonies of band members Jennifer Wayne, Natalie Stovall, and Stevie Woodward — three massively talented artists whose vocals simultaneously channel aching frustration and unbridled longing (from the second verse: “I’ve said some ‘don’t stop’s, I’ve said some ‘hell no’s/I’ve told too many mornin’ mirrors ‘I told you so’/But you’ve got somethin’ and I can’t fight it/You make me wanna put it out, then you make me wanna light it”). Delivered with equal parts raw emotion and brazen attitude, “Make Me Wanna Smoke” also spotlights the rootsy and razor-sharp musicianship that’s made Runaway June one of the most can’t-miss Country acts around.
The trio’s first release since signing with Quartz Hill Records, “Make Me Wanna Smoke” marks the follow-up to their fall 2022 release “BROKEN HEARTS (DO BROKEN THINGS)” — a sing-along-ready rocker that scored mentions from Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, CMT, and more.
With many dates ahead to finish out the momentous year, Runaway June’s upcoming tour dates are available here.