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What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is country singer Luke Combs’s new album. It is a deluxe version of his previous album What You See Is What You Get.

Trista Thompson, print staff

  A year after releasing the album What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs decided to release a deluxe version of the album called What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Released on Oct. 23, 2020 came an album with 23 songs, totalling an hour and 21 minutes worth of music. This album features artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Eric Church and Amanda Shires. Within the 23 songs comes energetic songs, songs that many people can relate to, love songs and many radio hits.

   At this time, Luke Combs is one of the biggest country stars, with over five radio hits not just on this album. On What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, there are 17 songs that were on the original album, one song he released during quarantine called “Six Feet Apart” and five new songs. 

   “Six Feet Apart” includes a message that we can all relate to. It is about missing your family and friends due to the pandemic and wanting to get back to regular life with friends, family and concerts. This album also includes other sad songs like “Dear Today,” which is a letter Combs wrote to himself for the future, and “Without You,” which Combs wrote to his loved ones and to his fans who help him when he is down. 

   Besides the sad songs, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get is filled with upbeat songs, including “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” “1, 2 Many,”  “My Kinda Folk” and many others.  These songs make people want to get up and dance and sing along. “1, 2 Many” is a track that includes Brooks & Dunn. This song was sung at Combs’s concerts before it was released, but the fans loved it so much that eventually he decided to release it. 

   The five new additions to the album, “Cold As You,” “The Other Guy,” “My Kinda Folk,” “Without You” “and Forever After All,” contain lyrics of love, truth and fun. “Forever After All” became a fan favorite after its release, making it a radio hit. There is a song for everyone, especially country fans, on this album.