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A Weighted Remorse, due out on September 13, 2024, through Imperial/Republic Records, is the fifth self-penned album in Smith's discography since the pandemic in 2020, following the successful releases of Giving Up on Quitting (2020), What the Walls Cannot See (2021), Americana Drugs (2022), and A Nightly Consequence (2023). This newest body of work by Smith expands on the rock sounds and guitar prowess he’s been cultivating over the years, bringing his Americana blues roots into the realm of edgy shoegaze rock. Smith's signature virtuosic guitar talents, previously exhibited in his work with SAENTS, make a triumphant return, complementing the dynamic restraint of his solo efforts. 
His deeply personal storytelling style, once described by the Austin Chronicle as "a dark and brooding platter that sounds like Nick Cave raised on Texas songwriters," remains at the forefront of his music. Billboard lauds that "[he] indulges his love for high-octane guitar riffs and, in the spirit of the most iconic Texas songwriters, mines his own hardships for lyrical inspiration." No Depression observed that "There isn't a minute out of the few that we have that feels wasted... Rather, this is self-contained rock with just enough grit to make it roll". Holler recognized Smith as having "his finger on the pulse of the darkest edge of Americana and his psyche."