Combs shared a sneak preview of Gettin’ Old during the intimate release show in Nashville, Tennessee, blending his newest tracks with unforgettable fan-favorites into his setlist. between songs, Combs fielded a few exclusive interview questions from iHeartRadio's Wayne D .
Gettin’ Old , which drops one day before Combs kicks off his massive world tour, is the award-winning artist’s follow-up to Growin’ Up . That 12-track collection made its debut in June 2022, days after Combs and his wife, Nicole , welcomed their firstborn son, Tex Lawrence . The proud parents announced earlier this week that Tex is set to become a big brother this year. Combs Baby No. 2 is due in September .
Combs’ soon-to-release project is a “coming of age” album that chronicles the state of life he’s in now, moving forward after Growin’ Up . The self-proclaimed over-thinker reflected on dozens of songs he recorded in the process of Growin’ Up , Gettin’ Old , realizing that the songs lent t themselves to two different albums.
“Sometimes when I listen to it — and someone will probably be upset that I say this, but I’m like, ‘man, am I like, super boring?’” Combs told Wayne D during the album release party. Though he loves the songs on the album, “it’s like, I’m in bed by 10 o’clock because I got a kid now, so maybe it makes sense. I don’t know. It’s just where my songwriting went.”
Combs said it’s been “awesome” to navigate the balance of family life and his carer as a global superstar. Luckily, he said, he gets to spend plenty of time with his wife and son, which is a priority for him as he reflects on his childhood out of the spotlight. He said, however, that fans won’t get to hear too many songs about parenthood just yet. Combs guessed that maybe two songs on Gettin’ Old were written about becoming a dad. Many were penned about two years ago, and some were written as recently as six months ago, according to the reigning iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Artist of the Year (who is nominated in multiple categories at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards ).
Combs is getting ready to kick off his world tour just after the release of his highly-anticipated album. He said concertgoers can expect a mix of new music and career-spanning hits that they’ll all know and love. Until Gettin’ Old makes its long-awaited debut, listen to a few of the tracks below.
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