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This week, rising independent gem Tray Haggerty dropped the visual for his catchy new single, “Walking Lick”. Tray Haggerty is a versatile, refreshingly talented artist and songwriter on the rise - originally from Dallas, TX before taking his talents to the west coast - whose distinct, confident style and creativity are on full display on “Walking Lick”.
In his first release since early this year, Tray Haggerty is showing off his distinct style and wide range as he lays out Rule #1: don’t be the next walking lick (translation: keep your eye on the prize, but also keep an eye on who’s got their eye on you). “Walking Lick” is centered around bouncy production and a catchy electric guitar riff that sets the stage for Tray’s dynamic vocal - switching effortlessly between punching bars, catchy hooks, intricate melodic flows, and a third high-pitched affected-vocal gear that comes and goes at just the right times.
In the accompanying music video, we follow along as Tray and his team plot and carry out a lick of their own – disabling alarms, immobilizing security, and avoiding lasers as they carry out their mission. Keep one eye open though, because you never know who might become the next lick. If you’re new to Tray Haggerty, the visual also gives you a sense of his unique look, charismatic presence, and distinct, confident style.
Tray is an accomplished artist and songwriter, whose distinct, versatile sound draws on the best elements of hip hop, R&B and his deep southern roots. His tightly-crafted, dynamic sound and genuine personality have helped him build a large community of loyal supporters (or “family” as he calls them) - with an engaged online following and consistent 200K+ monthly Spotify listeners. Some of Tray’s most popular songs to date are from his most recent project, ‘Blossom’ released in 2020 – tracks like “2 Sides” “Blossom!” and “Bodies”, the video for which has over 850K views on Youtube. Another fan favorite is “Brokn Roses”, the title track off his 2018 album, ‘Brokn Roses’ – as well as his appearance on “Mona Lisa” alongside Valtntn and Peter Fenn which has over 12M streams on Spotify alone.
Additionally, Tray also has an impressive resume as a songwriter, often times drawing on his upbringing in the church back home in Dallas. His highlights as a songwritier include multiple writing credits on Lecrae’s critically-acclaimed 2020 project, ‘Restoration’ (#1 Christian Rap Album), Sho Madjozi’s viral Tik Tok hit “Spirits Up” (50M+ views), and a Dove Award nomination for his writing on Gawvi’s “Sin.”
Overall, Tray Haggerty is a impressive, independent talent and “Walking Lick” is the perfect record to jumpstart the next phase of his already impressive trajectory - and hopefully a sign that there is more new music on the way.
Check out the video for Tray Haggerty’s “Walking Lick” below.