Rising nation artist Frank Ray is placing his Hispanic heritage on the forefront in his first single since signing a major-label cope with BBR Music Group. “Streetlights” presents bilingual lyrics over a Latin-influenced melody.
Ray co-wrote “Streetlights” — which is premiering solely through The Boot and accessible to listen to under — with Bobby Hamrick and Frank Rogers, the latter of whom produced the tune. The singer calls it “a rhythmic and enjoyable dance quantity with genuine Latin vibes, infused with the robust lyric of nation music storytelling.”
“I wanna go walkin’ within the streelights / Get away from all this noise / I wanna hear the music within the distance / Mushy sufficient to listen to your voice / No tellin’ the place this evening may go / In case you and I simply go walkin’ within the streetlights / Walkin’, walkin'” Ray sings in every refrain, sharing the beginning of a possible love connection. He simply met this girl in a bar, however on her suggestion, they head exterior, “two Patroñs [in] plastic cups.”
Evan Hutchings retains the beat on drums and different percussion, whereas Bryan Sutton and Steve Patrick add that little bit of Latin aptitude on intestine string guitar and trumpet, respectively. On the finish of the refrain, Ray repeats the ultimate traces in Spanish: “Caminando, caminando / En la luz de la calle / Caminando, caminando.”
A former police officer turned singer-songwriter, Ray is a San Antonio, Texas, native who now resides in Las Cruces, N.M. After a decade within the police drive, he left to pursue music full time — a call that is paid off: After discovering success within the Texas nation scene, Ray signed with BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Data in early Could.
Ray launched his debut EP, Completely different Sort of Nation, in 2017, and could have extra new music coming quickly. “Streetlights” is due out broadly on Friday (June 11) and available to stream now.
Followers can sustain with Ray at FrankRayMusic.com.