With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker's new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between. The album opens with title track "Afraid of Ghosts" which finds Walker attempting to come to terms with his demons over spare acoustic guitar notes and accordion chords, while the gentle du-wop of "How Are Things Love" brings both the artist and the listener back in time. "Bed on Fire" takes things back up a notch as haunting strings and electric guitar build to a chill-inducing distorted crescendo. First album single "Chrissie Hynde" wistfully recounts the legendary Pretenders frontwoman's voice coming through the speakers, over a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, piano and a solitary drumbeat, captivating as always with Walker's effortlessly unique vocals. Throughout his career, Butch Walker has always inspired with his infectious yet never over-bearing sense of melody. He joins his friend Ryan Adams on the road in the US this autumn for a nationwide tour. Together, he & Adams will be one thing: undeniable.
Afraid of Ghosts
I Love You
How Are Things, Love
Bed on Fire
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