For anyone who has ever lost a loved one, friend, or animal, Granger Smith’s new song “Heaven Bound Balloons” is for you. The track, penned by Smith with Andy Albert and Jordan Schmidt highlights the innocence of children and the simple ways we can send a message to those in heaven, letting them know how much they are missed.
“Heaven Bound Balloons” starts out with Smith seeing his children out in his backyard with magic markers and balloons. The singer-songwriter notices that one is let go into the sky, he then goes outside to see what they are up to. The children tell their dad that they are sending notes to their grandpa, Smith asks to join them.
“We wrote we miss you and we love you / Told him things were great down here / We spelled it out and sent it up / And we watched it disappear / Sometimes I guess you’ve got to see it to believe it / Cause right then I knew those blue sky prayers were getting through / When we let go of those heaven bound balloons.”
The family ends up making a balloon for everyone they wished were here, including their dog Rio.
Although the song is about losing those you love, it has a powerful, uplifting message. While we certainly miss talking to our loved ones in person, there are still ways we can communicate with them, tell them we miss them every single day and show them we are doing okay down on earth.
We aren’t used to hearing too many personal songs from Smith as most of them are party tunes especially when his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. makes an appearance. This is the singer’s second new song of 2019, last month he released “Holler”. He is planning on releasing a new song each month. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for May. The official music video for “Heaven Bound Balloons” is set to premiere tonight at 7:00 PM EST, click here to set a reminder.
“Heaven Bound Balloons” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
Thank You for supporting Country Music in NYC & Beyond!
Subscribe to our Weekly Round-Up here
for ticket giveaways, meet & greet contests, upcoming events,
and all things country music in the New York metro area and beyond!