If there’s one word to describe Mac Ayres, it’s “consistent.” As Joe Budden once put it, “Mac don’t drop duds” and he’s continuously proven this point for years now. After dropping Magic 8ball at the top of the year, which is arguably one of the best EPs of 2021, his latest single “Smoke” keeps the vibes going. The track kicks off with somber strings before transitioning to a certified groove. He cleverly uses the smoking metaphor to describe a relationship he’s struggling to make sense of. He sings of the effortless euphoria associated with new love though he wants to avoid catching the contact if the feelings aren’t real. In the soothing signature tone we’ve come to love him for, he declares, “Never worried bout it before / So if you're lighting can you keep it low? / And if you're blowing smoke you better blow it out the window.”
Mac treated fans to a snippet of this latest release on 420, a day set aside for the celebration of cannabis, and set his comments ablaze. Aside from the sneak peek offering just enough to let us know more heat was on the way, it was clear from Mac’s energy that he knew he had a hit on his hands. It would be three weeks before we’d hear the finished product, but it has proven to be well worth the wait.
Zone out and listen to Mac Ayres’ “Smoke” below and be sure to add the track to your collection from your preferred digital platform. No word on whether it's part of a larger project or the track is simply a loosie. Regardless, we’re grateful to Mac for helping us maintain our music high.