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                                                                      LUKE COMBS

                                                               "Love You Anyway"

                                                                Columbia Nashville





Hot off the recent teaser of “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old,” the first song released from his forthcoming album Growin' Up (out March 24, 2023), country megastar Luke Combs continues gifting his fans with new music by now releasing “Love You Anyway” just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Sticking with the ultra-soft pace that we’ve been getting from him as of late, he intriguingly injects the instrumentation of this song with much more traditional flavor through a pull of the bow across the strings on a very prominent fiddle.

In what can essentially be summed up as a love letter to his wife, Combs places his signature rough around the edged vocal into heartfelt territory as he begins to run through clever comparatives in the opening verse to highlight the different ways to say that he loves her and will always stand with her.

“If your kiss turned me to stone, I’d be a statue standing tall in ancient Rome.”

“If it took one look to turn my days to night, at least I’d have the stars that sparkle in your eyes”

Where the first verse sees Luke focusing more on reassuring her of his love, the second sees him expertly placing praise on her when he brings us straight into the writing room with him and sings very strong lines such as:

“I know just trying to write a song

I run the risk that I could get your perfect wrong

And while I guess what I’m trying to say

Is there ain’t words been made that could shoulder so much weight.”

In gifted songwriter fashion, these two different aspects that get presented during the verses splice together beautifully to enhance the punch of the chorus when he ties everything together simply to say, that no matter what – even if he knew she’d be the reason for a heartbreak when they first met – he’s going to love her anyway!

With its love you through thick and thin lyrics combining with soft instrumentation and Combs’ honest vocal, he not only further hypes the new album and gets his core fan base excited, but he gives us a tune that is easily going to find its way onto many first dance wedding playlists this spring.

(Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis)




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