Lily Rose “I Don’t Smoke” Song Review

After viral TikTok success and a No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes chart, rising country singer-songwriter Lily Rose continues to carve out a sound and path of her own with her newest release, “I Don’t Smoke.”


The track is written by Lalo Guzman, Michael Tyler, and Daniel Breland and produced by Canadian hitmaker Joey Moi whose worked on projects for Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Bebe Rexha, and The Chainsmokers. Rose’s sound is the perfect blend of pop, country, and R&B which complements her distinctive raspy voice. These two elements make her music unique to her and perfect for the mainstream listener.

Packaged as a certified jam, Rose promoted the song with videos of her band dancing to and enjoying the tune. The lyrics tell a relatable story about denying inevitable feelings when trying to get over an ex. Rose delivers the narrative of “I Don’t Smoke” with an upbeat melody and an inkling of wit. In the chorus, Rose confesses, “And I know that I’ve been playing saying that I don’t want you still / Me not picking up my phone when it rings / That’s like saying I don’t smoke when I drink / ‘Cause you know I will.”

Rose caught the attention of country music fans with her debut single “Villian” that she released independently in December 2020 after a clip went viral on social media. After debuting at the top of the charts, Rose signed a record deal with Big Loud and Republic Records in a joint venture and continues to reveal new parts of herself with her series of singles “Overnight Sensation,“Know My Way Around,” and “Remind Me Of You.”

Rose is one of Nashville’s top rising artists as she is unapologetically herself in her music and on social media.  You can catch Rose on the Fill Them Boots Tour with Chris Lane which has over 30 stops starting this October.

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