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"Life Changes" is poppy, with a pounding piano-driven melody. The lyrics pull directly from Rhett's life: The first verse is about being in college and never expecting to actually make a career out of playing music; the second verse is about getting married to his wife Lauren at 22 and how she's become a celebrity herself; and the third verse talks about adopting their daughter Willa Gray while waiting on the birth of daughter Ada James.
"Ain't it funny how life changes / You wake up, ain't nothin' the same / Yeah, life changes / You can't stop it, just hop on the train," Rhett sings in the chorus of "Life Changes. "You never know what's gonna happen / You make your plans and you hear God laughin' / Life changes / And I wouldn't change it for the world."
Life Changes is due out on Sept. 8. Rhett says the project, overall, is ” very nostalgic-feeling.”
“There’s a lot of songs that feel very nostalgic and, lyric-wise, talk a lot about being in high school and college, and how I got to this point in life,” he explains. “And [there’s] a lot of songs about how life has drastically changed over the last few years.”
In celebration of Life Changes, Rhett has announced three small-club shows — in Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; and Philadelphia, Pa. — on Sept. 8. At the concerts, he’ll play his new music for and share stories with the fans in attendance.
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