For as long as Walker Hayes continues to release music, we will be listening! The singer-songwriter’s newest release off his fresh project 8Tracks Vol. 3- Black Sheep is as honest and personal as songs get.
“Dad’s Sailboat”, written by Hayes with Josh Jenkins is one that should be on everyone’s radar. True to his own unique style, Hayes delivers quick-witted lyrics and rhythmic sentence structure on the heartfelt tune. He depicts the story of mortality in such a way that is both eye-opening and relatable, as he sings about his father selling his sailboat because he is getting older and the emotional impact that has. The singer’s story-telling is truly unmatched, as he has the ability to write about all aspects of his life and about topics that other artists wouldn’t dream of writing about.
“There’s a for sale sign on my Dad’s sailboat / Part of me wants to tear it down and let it drown in the river / Forget the inevitable /And pretend that heroes live forever / Part of me wants to buy it / And keep it like I wish I could him / But I know that ain’t going to make Dad young again”
“Dad’s Sailboat” is the second release from the new project, following the acoustic version of Hayes’ romantic song “Don’t Let Her.” Watch our interview with the Swag Session alum below, as he talks about the creation of “Don’t Let Her.” Six more songs are slated to be released in the upcoming weeks, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next. The entire collection of songs will premiere on December 6th!
“Dad’s Sailboat” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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