(Press Release) Grammy nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy Butch Walker released today a new song "Ludlow Expectations" off his upcoming eighth studio album Stay Gold due out on August 26 via Dangerbird Records. As a writer of dozens of songs with hooks that stick in your head, Walker has penned choruses you want to sing (or shout) along to from acts including Frank Turner, Brian Fallon, Taylor Swift, and many more. He is a teller of authentic stories of exploits and predicaments and romance that are filled with optimism; builder of albums with no boundaries - rock, pop, Americana, singer-songwriter…or, as he says, “I think it’s all just rock & roll.”
To listen to "Ludlow Expectations" - CLICK HERE
"If there was a song to soundtrack a passionate, pawing embrace of a moment stolen in a neon-bathed gutter of the Lower East Side, 'Ludlow Expectations' is it, euphoric chorus and driving heartbeat and Springsteen-channeling swagger and all," statedEsquire who premiered the song yesterday.
Walker's last album, 2015’s Ryan Adams’ produced Afraid Of Ghosts, was a cathartic record that dealt with a devastating personal experience, the passing of his father. This one’s a celebration. The stories on Stay Gold are very well fleshed out, something Butch credits to “growing up on some of those dudes - Elton John and the (Bernie) Taupin lyrics, Springsteen and Joel." It kicks off with the title song, a straight-ahead rocker, loaded with swagger and lyrics that call out native GA locales featuring a nod to the S.E. Hinton novel (and later, a Coppola film), The Outsiders. The lead single "East Coast Girl" and "Mexican Coke" are inspired by Walker's move to Los Angeles, the former effectively combining an anthemic chorus with spoken verses, recorded conversationally on an iPhone. The writerly eye for detail is apparent in one of Stay Gold's standout tracks, "Wilder In The Heart", describing an airport meeting with a girlfriend.
Listen to "East Coast Girl" here - https://youtu.be/4zRa8KIe464
Listen to "Stay Gold" here - https://youtu.be/FjxYFome4wo
Listen to "Descending" (feat. Ashley Monroe) here - https://youtu.be/DYScY9kH8xE
Album pre-orders are available on iTunes, Amazon