Andrew Combs is set to release his new album, Ideal Man, on September 20th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker). Captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, Ideal Man also features Combs’ long-time collaborators, drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt.
Last week, Brooklyn Vegan premiered his new single, ‘Born Without A Clue’. Combs says, “This is a tune I wrote the day after Tom Petty passed away. I was thinking about his catalogue of songs, and how simple and straight from the heart they were – no fluff. It seemed like he ignored the nuisance of blowing something out of proportion just for the glitz and the glam. It hit me how important that outlook was in life.”
The songwriting for Ideal Man was partly inspired by Comb’s recent fascination with painting. He started painting when his wife was pregnant (they welcomed a daughter in 2017). “It really changed the way that I write songs,” he reflects. “When I paint, I might start with a very abstract idea or maybe even just a feeling, but from there I’ll paint and scrape and paint and erase and keep on painting until something starts to take shape. I just let nature play out.”
Andrew Combs will be touring Europe in support of Ideal Man in November and December, including dates in Bristol, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, and a show at London’s The Lexington on December 10th. Tickets are on sale now, and available here:https://www.andrewcombsmusic.com/tour