Luke Combs to drop 'What You See Ain’t Always What You Get' deluxe LP with 5 new songs and fans are beyond ready
The upcoming deluxe album includes all 18 songs from Combs's multi-platinum-selling 'What You See Is What You Get', and is set to drop on October 23
Country music superstar Luke Combs recently revealed a surprise for his fans when he announced that he would be releasing a new deluxe edition of his second studio album in a couple of months. The new release is titled 'What You See Ain’t Always What You Get', and it will drop on October 23 via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. That name is rather fitting for this upcoming release, considering it features five brand-new songs, in addition to the 18 songs which were previously included on the artiste's multi-platinum-selling record 'What You See Is What You Get', which released back in November 2019.
The singer recently took to Twitter to share the news with his fanbase, saying, "Excited to announce 5 new songs will be available on October 23 as a part of my deluxe album 'What You See Ain’t Always What You Get'. Pre-order/add/save now to hear the songs as soon as they’re released: http://lc.lnk.to/wysaawyg." This comes as the perfect accompaniment to the news that 'Lovin' On You', his current US single is primed to release in the UK in September.
Excited to announce 5 new songs will be available on October 23 as a part of my deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Pre-order/add/save now to hear the songs as soon as they’re released: https://t.co/wptrxoPdFi pic.twitter.com/BDZr1PnFl0— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) August 18, 2020
Fans were ecstatic after hearing the news, with one saying "We are beyond ready."
We are beyond ready🙏🏼💙— Melanie Longenhagen (@melanie_evee) August 19, 2020
Another excited follower said, "Can’t wait, I love your music, my boyfriend introduced me to your music and most of the time they bring me to tears, I love them so much."
Can’t wait I love your music my bf introduced me your music and most of the time they bring me to tears I love them so much— Katherine Haines (@KatherineHain12) August 18, 2020
Another fan noted that the release date couldn't come "fast enough," and that it was definitely needed.
october 23 cannot come fast enough. WE NEEDED THIS😍— gina 🌸🌸 (@gina959) August 18, 2020
At the time of its release last year, Combs's sophomore album 'What You See Is What You Get' lived up to expectations by debuting at No 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and also spawned the hit singles, 'Beer Never Broke My Heart', 'Even Though I'm Leaving', and 'Does to Me' featuring Eric Church, all of which hit No 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. In fact, the album also topped the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia, giving Combs his first No 1 album on two separate continents.
Combs also made history in July this year when he became the first artiste to have his first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, breaking Taylor Swift's previous record of 24 weeks. Prior to that, his 2017 debut album, 'This One’s For You', had spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No 1, effectively tying the record for the longest reign atop the charts with Shania Twain’s 'Come On Over' in 1997.
Interestingly, the ACM, CMA, and CMT award-winning artiste had actually sourced five of the songs on 'What You See Is What You Get' from his previous five-track EP, 'The Prequel', which released in June 2019. That means tracks like 'Beer Never Broke My Heart', 'Refrigerator Door', 'Even Though I'm Leaving', 'Lovin' on You' and 'Moon Over Mexico' will be available on all three of his latest releases, namely his EP, studio album, and forthcoming deluxe edition. Although the five new tracks on deluxe edition haven't been disclosed yet, plenty of fans have been speculating as to what those tracks could be.
One fan surmised that some of the new tracks might include 'Tomorrow Me', 'Cold As You', and 'Without You', which Combs had already aired for fans as unreleased singles.
Praise Jesus. Tomorrow Me, Cold as you, Without You.— Christopher Ritchie (@mountieman323) August 18, 2020
Another fan hoped that another unreleased track, 'Love You Anyway' would be part of the deluxe edition.
I hope love you anyway is one of them! 😩— Karla Martinez (@karlaivonneee) August 18, 2020
It remains to be seen which tracks will be included on the upcoming release, but rest assured, fans will be eagerly waiting for this deluxe version to drop.