Luke Combs doesn’t miss… and when it comes to just his perfect country voice and an acoustic guitar, it’s pure and simple magic.
His new album Gettin’ Old will be out everywhere very soon, on March 24th, and includes 18 songs in total, right around seven months since the release of his 3rd career studio album Growin’ Up was released.
He’s teased a number of the tunes over the last year or two, including one called “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” which already sounds like a summer heartbreak anthem.
And today, he’s coming through with the whole video, and I cannot wait to hear how this one sounds with the full studio treatment.
Written by Luke along with Ray Fulcher, Ben Hayslip and Dan Isbell, the lyrics take a nostalgic look back at a lost summer love, with memories brought up by the permanent reminder on your arm that you drunkenly got during that summer fling.
But of course, what seemed like a good idea at the time ends up being only a painful, fading reminder of what he had that summer:
“We spent the whole week out on that pier
She said, Boy, I think I love you
I said I love you too
We ended up drunk at some old ink shops
She said, Get my name
I said, Hell why not
She didn’t have to work too hard to talk me into
A tattoo on a sunburn”
Do yourself a favor and check it out:
Luke has already put out three singles from the forthcoming, aforementioned record, including “Love You Anyway,” the lead single “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old,” and most recently, the longtime fan-favorite “Joe.”
He revealed the full tracklist a few weeks ago, which also includes a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” in addition to an Eric Church co-write called “My Song Will Never Die.”
The next pre-released single fans will get to hear drops on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, which is “5 Leaf Clover.”
“Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old”