Georgia-born musician Butch Walker has long had a way of converting audience members into die-hard forever fans. Lately, he’s been out on the road with Ryan Adams, a fitting match since Adams played the essential role of producer on Walker’s forthcoming album, Afraid of Ghosts. The album, which will be Walker’s seventh, was written over the course of a year and recorded in just four days at PaxAm studios. In anticipation of the its release this week, Walker has shared a performance video for the album’s title track.
“I figured you would want to hear the way I wrote it,” Walker said of the video. “Just sitting at the piano with a few words to hum over a melody.”
Watch “Afraid of Ghosts” in the player above. Afraid of Ghosts is out on Feb. 3 via Dangerbird Recordings. For more, check out photographer Bobby Russell’s images from Walker’s 2014 show in Athens, Georgia by clicking the gallery above, or watch “ATL” from Walker’s 2009 Live from Paste performance in the player below.