We all feel nostalgic for the past sometime. However, most of us (this penman included) don’t possess the skill enough to turn that longing for yesteryear into artistic beauty. Butch Walker is one of those talented songsmiths and he returned on Tuesday with a new single and ode to The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde.
Titled “Chrissie Hynde”, Walker’ sultry southern croon carries sentimental poetics and vivid memories of the first time he heard that existence-altering delivery of Hynde crackle through the radio speakers over sparse percussion and skeletal acoustic six string strumming that holds in it both joy and anguish.
Stream the Butch Walker’s “Chrissie Hynde” below of the the release of his forthcoming LP Afraid Of Ghosts, which is scheduled for a February 3rd release via Dangerbird Records (Silversun Pickups, Minus The Bear, Fitz & The Tantrums).
The forthcoming Butch Walker release was produced by genre-mate Ryan Adams, who has tapped the former as an opener on a U.S. tour that rolls through Red Bank and the Count Basie Theatre on November 20th. Pick up your tickets here.
Butch Walker/Ryan Adams Dates
10/7: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Centre
10/10: Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud.
10/12: Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
10/14: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
10/16: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/18: Ames, IA @ Iowa State Center
10/19: St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/20: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
11/6: Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
11/8: Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
11/9: Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
11/11: Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre @ Playhouse Square
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/15: New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
11/17: New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
11/18: Boston, MA @ The Wang Theatre
11/19: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/20: Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/22: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom