This new song may be titled “Halloween,” but is not what you’re expecting Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Innovation In Music Awards
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Musical artist Walker Hayes performs onstage at the Innovation In Music Awards on June 6, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Innovation In Music Awards)

Whoa, Walker Hayes, your new song “Halloween” is giving us goose bumps in the best and most unexpected way imaginable.

When you think of a title like “Halloween,” a love song isn’t what usually comes to mind. That is, unless you’re a brilliant and creative writer and artist like Walker, who has taken the idea of ghosts and fear, and applied it to relationships in his new song.

Totally genius.

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The song talks about going through life like every day is Halloween—wearing a costume instead being yourself, or wearing a mask to hide from others. It also addresses how meeting the right person can change it all and help you let your guard down.

We can probably all agree that sometimes, in matters of the heart, dating and love can feel a bit scary.

Joining Walker on this track — and in the video above — is hit songwriter Nicolle Galyon, whom you might remember from her stint as a contestant on “The Voice.” In addition to penning hits like “Automatic” for Miranda Lambert, “Love Triangle” for RaeLynn and “We Were Us” for Keith Urban and Miranda, she’s one heck of a singer in her own right, and we love seeing her collaborating with her pal on this track.

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It’s great to see the “You Broke Up With Me” singer continuing to grow and explore his artistry in such a unique way. His story is incredible and inspiring. When things got tough for the singer-songwriter, and his first record deal went away, he got a job at Costco to make ends meet and support his large family, and he never lost faith.

And now, all his hard work and dedication is paying off. Way to go, Walker.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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