NEW MONDAY! JOSHUA RAY WALKER Sexy After Dark
by Walter Price
I don’t know how much you may know about the vibe you get when Texas music pours from the sound systems in Ships Lounge, Lakewood Landing, or from any Deep Ellum or Lower Greenville old school haunt, but you gotta know its a feeling you’ll never shake from your veins. And if you’ve been following the rise of the not-to-be-pigeonholed Joshua Ray Walker, you already know that this cat is the real TX deal and it would be a damn hard task to pinpoint an era his blend of soul, honky-tonk, and R&B flavored country music is from. So don’t waste your time, just sit back and let his sweet falsetto take you into his late-night realities.
And those dusk to dawn truths have never shined brighter than Walker’s latest single, “Sexy After Dark”. Taken from his forthcoming and the last in a trilogy 10-track LP, ‘See You Next Time’, this single is a soul-stirring tale of that comfort zone many of us hit when the sun dims and the neon chirps to life. Freak flags are personal and this song knows it all too well. Personally, it takes me back to those nights cruising the streets of Dallas in a 1972 Fleetwood Brougham dodging the cops and waiting for nothing in particular to happen. Which, if you’re most comfortable in the shadows, is what dreams are made of.
And the music video, directed by Josh David Jordan, is chock-full of those late-night energies and characters and the connectivity is pure Texas fringe through and through. This is a film that not only compliments an already pure Texas song but also cements the fact that Joshua Ray Walker and the folks he surrounds himself with are all here to keep the TX music scene torch burning. Hail! Hail!
‘See You Next Time’ is expected on October 8, 2021, via State Fair Records.
JOSHUA RAY WALKER Sexy After Dark
Artists photos via Facebook
Video, Director: Josh David Jordan
Videographer: Chris Bourke
“Once the best-kept secret of Dallas’ music scene, Joshua Ray Walker catapulted himself into the international spotlight with his 2019 debut, Wish You Were Here. An album of character-driven songwriting and golden-era Texas twang, Wish You Were Here didn’t just nod to the larger-than-life troubadours who’d inspired Walker’s craft — it brought him into their ranks, too, adding Walker’s name to the shortlist of songwriters worthy of carrying the torches of Guy Clark, John Prine, and Blaze Foley.” – bio