A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Rayality, Ray Scott's newest self titled studio album, produced by Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories, Jerrod Niemann’s Free the Music), was released today, October 7th.
The album contains eleven songs, including the first offering, “Drinkin’ Beer’,” which was released in July to ‘New + Noteworthy’ acclaim from iTunes and is championed by Sirius XM’s The Highway as an “On the Horizon” pick.
The remainder of the album contains songs witty ("Cookin'" & "Her Old Man"), emotional ("Ain't Always Thirsty"), romantic ("Leave This World") and surprising (in a good way). For example, don't let the title of "Papa and Mama" deceive you; the song is not an ode to loving parents, but rather an emotional murder ballad. The humorous "The Ugly One" offers a twist (that you will be happy to hear) at the end while "Tijuana Buzzkill," with it's horn section, tells the story of getting set up in Mexico. The twangy "Wheels On The House," about everyday life, was co-written with Brandy Clark and "It Ain't Gonna Be You" is a up tempo kiss off song to a woman who did him wrong "somebody might break my heart again, somebody might rip it right to shreds....somebody might make this grown man cry again, but it ain't gonna be you." The album closes with the nostalgic "I Miss The Days," a nod to 70's era country.
Recorded in Nashville, the tracks highlight Scott’s ability to write honest songs with catchy hooks delivered by his distinctive, enveloping voice. The result is a country album with songs containing lyrics that you actually want to really listen to and melodies that will have you toe tappin' and swayin'.
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