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                                                                      LUKE COMBS

                                                                "Growin' Up and Gettin' Old"

                                                                Columbia Nashville





While Luke Combs has shown his dive bar edge on songs such as “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Cold As You,” he’s arguably succeeded even more so with his softer paced songs such as “Better Together,” “Forever After All,” and any of his most recent hits, “The Kind of Love We Make,” “Going, Going, Gone,” and “Outrunnin’ Your Memory. “

Regardless of where his songs fall on the rock/country line, Combs always impacts the charts and earns heavy rotation at radio; And there’s absolutely no doubt that he’s about to do it again with the release of his latest effort, “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old.”

Combs has been teasing the fan favorite for the past year now, and he cleverly walks it right down the middle of both his signature styles to perfectly encompass the lyrical aura as he tries to hold on to the attitude he carried when he was younger while facing the mirror of maturity in the here and now.  

Admitting in the first half of the song that every once in a blue moon he’ll still hit up a dive bar, he can still raise a little hell with the boys when he wants to, and he’ll still sometimes lay the hammer down just to see how fast she’ll go, he then juxtapositions all these youthful turns by confessing that he’d rather spend most of his time these days growing up and getting old at home.

However, it’s the second verse where this song truly grasps its depth filled philosophy when he spills the cold hard truths that naturally arrive in ones thinking as you get older, singing:

“It’s when you start thinking how much time left you got

If there’s more sand in the bottom or the top

Cause that hourglass we have don’t last forever

Been thinking about it more and more these days

It’s like the less you have the faster it goes

In the middle of growing up and getting old.”

Though this song has been hanging around for a bit now, it’s also one that acts as a perfect middle ground of what Luke Combs has done up to this point in his illustrious career, but can easily be dissected as a glimpse of where he’s now headed lyrically as he drifts into a slightly different demographic reach, connecting with a whole new audience while carefully not abandoning his core fans base by holding tightly to the signature feels that made them fall in love with his music to begin with.

Look for Luke's new album Growin' Up on March 24, 2023, which will feature this song.

(Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis)




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