Ray Fulcher is back.
Fulcher has made a name for himself as one of the best young songwriters in all of Nashville, as he basically co-wrote half of Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get album, and almost all of his This One’s For You album.
But the Georgia native is also becoming a force to be reckoned with as both a singer and songwriter, making his Grand Ole Opry debut, dropping his EP Larkin Hill Mixes back in 2021, and also his debut studio album Spray Painted Line last summer.
And now, Fulcher is back at it again, as he dropped a brand new single titled “After The Rain,” alongside fellow country singer/songwriter Tenille Arts.
“After The Rain” is a beautiful song about somebody who has fallen off the beaten path, but was saved the second they found their significant other.
The lyrics speak for itself:
“I was a boat, no paddle, stuck upstream
Like a runaway train picking up steam
Wouldn’t take but one turn to crash and burn
Not a minute late, not a second early
It’s like heaven looked down with some mercy
A little light for the dark and healing for the hurt
Yeah, you were
You were a parachute when I was falling
A ride home, lights off, last calling
When I was lost you were my saving grace
You were the anchor when the storm was raging
Picked up the pieces when my heart was breaking
Since you showed up nothing’s been the same
Loving you’s like a blue sky after the rain…”
The lyrics are incredibly relatable, considering just about everybody has gone through a rough patch in their life, but somebody, whether a friend or significant other, has helped pull you out of a hole that felt impossible to climb out of.
Of the new single, Ray says:
“I felt from day 1 that ‘After The Rain’ was a truly special song, but I always thought that it was meant to be a duet at its core.
Tenille Arts has been one of my favorite voices in a town full of great ones for a while now and it was a no brainer to ask her to be a part of it.
I couldn’t be more pumped and excited that she said yes. This one sure feels like magic now.”
Give it a listen: