Joshua Ray Walker Previews New Album ‘See You Next Time’ With Lead Single, “Sexy After Dark”

Brace yourselves, folks.

Joshua Ray Walker is gearing up to release his third studio album, and according to him, it’s going to align perfectly with his first two albums, Wish You Were Here, and Glad You Made It.

The new album is slated for October 8, via State Fair Records. Dubbed See You Next Time, the album rounds out the trilogy based off an old run-down honky-tonk:

“The whole idea with the trilogy was to use the honky-tonk as a setting where all these different characters could interact with each other.

In my mind, this album’s taking place on the night before the bar closes forever—the songs are just me taking snapshots of that world, and all the moments that happen in it.”

The album, like the ones before, were recorded at Audio Dallas Recording Studio, and produced by John Pedigo.

And today, he previews the new album with the lead single, “Sexy After Dark:”

“There’s a deep history of sexy-crooner country songs played by dudes who were pretty unsexy by all accounts but still had so much swagger.

‘Sexy After Dark’ was my attempt at writing a song like that, a fun song I’d want to crank up and party to. It all came back to wanting to really push the boundaries of what I could do on this album.”

The album also includes the gut-wrenching “Flash Paper,” a tribute to his late father:

“My dad had a four-year battle with lung cancer and passed away in November, and before he died, he gave me a cigar box full of notes and cards and lots of random little things, like a ribbon from a reading competition from when he was in elementary school.

He also put in a flash drive with a video he’d recorded, which he told me not to watch until Christmas. My dad was from East Texas and kind of a good-old-boy type, and the video was really vulnerable for him.

Some of it was similar to things he’d said over the years, as he dealt with his illness and the two of us grew closer, but that song’s mostly about me wishing I’d hear.”

See You Next Time is set to hit shelves on October 8th. Go on and mark it on that calendar you got because you’re not going to want to miss this one.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock