It was well worth the wait.
After being delayed two months, Nate Smith officially released his self-titled debut album, along with a deluxe version that features six extra songs. The final product is a 26-track record chalked full of new songs and established hits, including the certified gold, Whiskey On You and Wreckage.
Smith cited the switch from a February release to an April one due to a variety of reasons, including performing at Stagecoach and being on tour with Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.
In the meantime, Smith released Better Boy and Oil Spot in anticipation of the album’s release. Along with releasing the two songs, he teased a multitude of tracks including World on Fire, Alright, Alright, Alright, and Bad Memory.
Included in Smith’s debut album is the highly anticipated, World on Fire. Smith has been teasing the track’s release on TikTok for months. Fans of the Californian artist have been clamoring in seemingly every comment section for the infectious track. The fans were so passionate about the song, in fact, that Smith said,
[Fans] were almost venomous. They were asking for this song so much! So they’ve been wanting [me] to get it out there.
Smith announced the album’s release on Instagram early Friday morning with the following caption:
The wait is over, my debut album is out, along with the deluxe version! There’s been so much hard work put into this project from so many people and I am so grateful!!!!! Enjoy everyone!! Love, Nate & The Team
Listen to World on Fire, Whiskey On You, and I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven here: