Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Brent Cobb’s new song, “Patina,” written by his wife, Layne, is debuting today.
“Patina” is the second song unveiled from Cobb’s anticipated new album, Southern Star, which will be released September 22 via Ol’ Buddy Records/Thirty Tigers. Ahead of the release, the title track recently debuted, of which Rolling Stone declares, “Few artists embody the South quite like Brent Cobb,” while American Songwriter praises, “a down-home and heartfelt tune.” Watch the official music video HERE.
Watch “Patina” performed by Brent Cobb
Produced by Cobb (his first self-produced album) and recorded at Macon’s famed Capricorn Sound Studios, Southern Star is a love-letter to Cobb’s southern roots, filled with the sounds and stories of his home state of Georgia. Across these ten tracks, featuring local Georgia musicians, Cobb finds beauty in the small moments, as he explores seemingly simple themes with his signature southern electric sound and lyrical depth.
Of the song, Cobb shares, “My wife, Layne, sent ‘Patina’ to me one night after a show during a long stretch of a tour. Sometimes if it’s an extended run, I can get in my head about worrying if I’m being the best dad and husband I can be due to being gone so much. It gets hard keeping up with it all. At least, on those nights it feels like it does. This was one of those nights.”
According to Cobb, Layne had written the track several months before and kept it to herself. For Cobb, the song took him right back to the two of them easing down dirt roads in my grandpas old Toyota, listening to Otis Redding when we were young adults just dating.
“All we had back then was the present moment, he said. “The only thing any of us really have is ‘right now.’ I can’t think of anything more comforting than that.”
Reflecting on the album, Cobb shares, “You know how when you’re growing up, you’re told that if you ever get lost out there, look for the northern star to help find direction back home? Well, I’m from Georgia. So, I always look for the southern star. This album, the songs, the sounds… it’s all a product of where I’m from both musically and environmentally. Historically and presently that place also happens to be the same place that cultivated a good many of the most influential artists in the whole world of music. Music as we know it would not exist without the American south. It’s funky and sentimental. It’s simple and complex.”
In celebration of the new music, Cobb will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall with stops at Austin’s Parish, Dallas’ Studio at The Factory, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Cambridge’s The Sinclair, Lexington’s The Burl, Atlanta’s Terminal West, Macon’s Hargray Capitol Theatre and Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl among many others. He will also join Luke Combs on his sold-out US stadium tour this summer as well as select dates with Whiskey Myers and The Steel Woods this year. See below for complete itinerary.