Brent Cobb Previews Upcoming Album With Thoughtful New Release, “Patina”

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Jace Kartye

Brent Cobb is one of the most underrated artists in the business.

The Ellaville, Georgia native and industry veteran has been making music professionally, primarily as a songwriter, for well over a decade. Aside from his 2006 project, No Place Left to Leave, Cobb’s breakthrough project didn’t come until until 2016’s Shine on Rainy Day.

Now, with five full length albums under his belt, tons of songwriting credits, and plenty of huge live shows over the years, Cobb has assembled a strong following, and has long been lauded throughout the country music industry for his songwriting chops and distinct sound.

Despite all of his success, Cobb has managed to fly under the radar, for the most part it seems, which is perhaps on brand with his personality and musical style. As a result, Cobb’s music, while widely renowned and appreciated by many, still doesn’t always seem to receive the recognition that it deserves. But hopefully that ends here.

Cobb just released a spectacular single titled “Patina,” following the June release of the lead single and title track of his forthcoming record Southern Star, which will be available everywhere in September of this year. His latest single, “Patina,” is an incredibly well-written track that follows an in-the-moment romance juxtaposed with questions of existentialism.

Of the song, Cobb says:

“My wife, Layne, sent ‘Patina’to me one night after a show during a long stretch of a tour. Sometimes if it’s an extended run, I can get in my head about worrying if I’m being the best dad and husband I can be due to being gone so much.

It gets hard keeping up with it all. At least, on those nights it feels like it does. This was one of those nights.

She had written it several months before and kept it to herself. All it took was the first line, the way she originally wrote it went ‘You got one hand on the wheel and one on my thigh. You got a way that makes my heart feel like it’s flyin…’ and it pulled me right out of my head and back down to earth.

It took me right back to the two of us easing down dirt roads in my grandpa’s old Toyota, listening to Otis Redding when we were young adults just dating. All we had back then was the present moment.

The only thing any of us really have is ‘right now.’ I can’t think of anything more comforting than that.”

And with Cobb’s unassumingly spectacular vocals driving the tune, it’s one you’re not going to want to miss.

Check it out here:

“I got one hand on the wheel and one on your thigh
You got a way that makes my heart feel like it’s flying
The window’s rolled down and I hear the wind whippin’ by
Country playlist so sad, by the end, the stereo should be crying

Where do we come from, where do we go?
Answers to questions we may never know
All I know is we got right now
We’re all chasing for something, a place in the sun
Like time and the tide, life don’t wait on no one
All I know is we got right now”

If that doesn’t send some shivers down your spine, I don’t know what will.

Killer stuff from Brent Cobb on this one, and man, I can’t wait for the full album Southern Star to drop in September.

Go ahead and check out the title track for the record as well.

“Southern Star”

The release of “Patina” kicks off a big weekend for Brent Cobb, who has played support at the majority of shows on Luke Combs’ current tour, and is set to open two more nights for Combs’ hometown stadium show at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

If you’re going to the show and like what you’ve heard here, which you’d be crazy if you didn’t, make sure to get there in time to see him play some tunes. If you won’t be there, you’re in luck, because Cobb has plenty of tour dates throughout the summer and fall to promote Southern Star.

While we’re on the Brent Cobb topic, here are a few more of my favorites from over the years.

“King of Alabama”

“Down in the Gulley”

“Keep ‘Em on They Toes”

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