Josh Ross is beginning the new year on a high note, offering a fresh two-pack of singles that’ll be sure to catch the attention of listeners everywhere. The country music singer/songwriter spent the past few weeks teasing his latest tracks on social media, and telling followers that I’m “so pumped to give y’all two songs to start the year that show two sides of me 🙏.”
“So stoked about these songs and can’t wait to sing them with y’all on tour 🙏,” he added in a separate post on Instagram.
First up, Ross has unveiled an uptempo tune called “Single Again.” Produced by frequent collaborator Matt Geroux, the relatable cut finds him revisiting a real-life exchange he once shared with a former love interest.
“I ran into my high school crush at a bar and wanted to buy her a drink. She let me know she had a boyfriend and I remember saying ‘Well let me know if you’re ever single again,’” Ross shared of the song in a statement.
“Single Again,” although punchy with its driving beat and heartbeat rhythm, taps into the pain of having to wait on someone, who is emotionally unavailable because they are already in a relationship with someone else. However, once the bright chorus hits, Ross is here to remind folks that he doesn’t mind a little bit of chasing and competition and has enough courage to boldly tell his crush.
“When you’re single again / And you’re thinking of me / Ya know, I got that same ole Tennessee / 615 that you used to hit up / Half past where you at pick me up / When you’re all over him / I hope you’re all over me / I got a king-size bed / Just missing a Queen / Make me your first call after your last call with him / And you won’t ever be single again.”
Ross’ second song, “Truck Girl,” on the other hand, doesn’t share the same kind of confidence of sparking up a new romance as it does in the previous. Instead, Ross changes course, revealing he has been in the throes of navigating the demise of a relationship that he thought existed.
“Why you gettin’ in his truck, girl? / Are you really / givin’ up, girl? / Thought you’d be sittin’ here missin’ what we had / And I’d come to this bar and get you back / I don’t understand, girl, we had all of these plans, girl / If you’re my Sunday shotgun queen, and I’m your whole world / Then why you gettin’ in his truck, girl?” Ross sings the pensive lyrics of the slow country ballad that offers a tinge of R&B and somewhat of a spin on a truck song.
“’Truck Girl’ is about realizing and processing the raw emotion that comes from having that person you thought could be your forever, walk away for good,” Ross shared of the second Geroux-produced tune while opening up about both songs, “These songs are based on real-life situations I feel people can relate to as well as personal experiences I’ve had.”
Headlining Tour, Supporting Bailey Zimmerman
It’s no doubt that Ross’s two new songs are a reflection of where he is at this stage of his career, as he continues to elevate his place in the country genre. Last year, the fast rising artist, who has already garnered success in Canada, set new milestones in the States. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut, and released a handful of songs, including, “Trouble” and “Red Flags.” Named a Music Mayhem Artist to Watch in 2024, Ross plans to keep on growing his brand and churning out more new material.
“I’m stoked to share these two songs with a promise for lots of new music this year,” the future country superstar shares.
Additionally, fans can look for Ross on the road as he just kicked off his first-ever debut headlining tour, THE TROUBLE TOUR, with its first shows spread across Canada. Adding to the excitement, he will also join Bailey Zimmerman on the road as part of his RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR later this year.