Sun in the Sky
The Sun in the Sky is Jay Walters' seventh album. Somewhat of a gentler album in Walters' catalog, this record still hums. Leading off with the straight-up bar rocker 'The Women in My Life: Parts I, II & III' and continuing through the mature outlook of closing song 'You Know When You Know', this collection looks intimately at romantic relationships both good and bad. Learning is the lesson - and trial and error is the method. Jay Walters always delivers aggressive lyrics that dance between metaphorical and conversational. On this particular record, those lyrics rest on a rich bedding of instrumentation to create a lush feel with edge. High points include the disco/Motown influenced stomper, 'New Year's Day' and the sorrowful, melodic 'Footprints on the Floor'.