Josh Ross Takes A Deep Dive Into Heartache With Dual Release Of ‘Single Again’ and ‘Truck Girl’
The standout artist exposes his real-life experiences through these new songs.
Josh Ross; Photo by Matthew Berinato
Rising country star Josh Ross sets the tone for 2024 with the release of two new heartbreak-ridden tracks, “Single Again” and “Truck Girl.”
Drawing from his personal stories and experiences, these two songs expose elements of Ross’ journey with love and heartache through narratives that continue to resonate with fans nationwide. Both tracks were produced by frequent collaborator, Matt Geroux, who’s also responsible for producing several Ross’ previous releases including “Trouble,” “Red Flags,” “First Taste of Gone,” and “On A Different Night.”
“I wanted to kick off 2024 with two songs that I feel highlight the two different sides of me as a person,” shares Ross. “These songs are based on real-life situations I feel people can relate to as well as personal experiences I’ve had.”
Gripping at the seams of a past relationship, “Single Again” finds Ross putting his raspy vocals on display while delivering some wishful thinking towards an ex that he’s ready to welcome back at any time.
“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,” he sings on the chorus.
According to Ross, the inspiration behind “Single Again,” which he penned with Brad Rempel and Joe Fox, “leans into how timing can sometimes be everything. 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’.”
Written by Ross alongside Jared Griffin, Johnny Gates and Mason Thornley, “Truck Girl” follows on a similar theme, while adding in an extra dose of heartbreak. Within the slow-tempo tune, the breakout country singer/songwriter echoes the pain of seeing a lost love move on with someone new, causing the narrative to cut deep into the heartstrings as he shows off the depth of his songwriting skills.
He sings, “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 reflected on the new track saying, “’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.”
Josh Ross Promises To Release “Lots” Of New Music In 2024
These releases follow his debut US radio single, “Trouble,” which was featured in an episode of the television series, Welcome To Flatch on Fox and Hulu. This emotional single, plus a string of other 2023 releases including “Red Flags, “Ain’t Doin’ Jack,” and “Ain’t The One,” all offer a glimpse into his forthcoming music.
“I’m stoked to share these two songs with a promise for lots of new music this year,” Ross teased.
Over the weekend, Josh Ross launched his debut headline tour across Canada. THE TROUBLE TOUR opened with shows in Winnipeg, MB and Montreal, QC and will continue through March 6, when he will wrap things up with a sold-out show in Toronto.
This run follows Ross’ time on the road with Bailey Zimmerman, who he will join once again in 2024 for RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. Additionally, he has been tapped to perform at major music festivals including Stagecoach, Tailgate N’ Tallboys and more.
For tickets and a full list of Josh Ross’ upcoming tour dates, please visit JoshRossMusic.com
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.