Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore‘s highly-anticipated and already-revered third studio album SLOWHEART is available everywhere today (9/8.) Kicking off release week, Moore will head to New York on 9/11 to perform his current Top 10 single “More Girls Like You” live on national TV on TODAY at 9am EST on NBC. While in the city, Moore will also perform and chat about the new release for an AOL Build Series livestream on 9/12 at 5.30pm EST; watch here. In the build up to the release, Moore has also teased fans offering advance listens to the album via NPR’s First Listen as well as live sessions with Billboard and Paste & Daytrotter Music.
Moore’s most unflinching, distinct testimony yet, with co-producer, songwriter and instrumental credits thoughout the LP, critics have been quick to praise the release of SLOWHEART.
“The record, which, as a whole, takes as many cues from rock as it does country, with soulful detours (“Blonde”), melodic anthems (“Bittersweet Company”), and radio-ready sing-alongs (lead single “More Girls Like You”) peppered throughout. Produced primarily by Moore himself, SLOWHEART is his most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet.” – American Songwriter
“Kip Moore has been up all night, he’s been a wild one, but in 2017, he’s a slowheart. The titles of his albums have always been at least somewhat indicative of where he’s at in his life, and his third LP, SLOWHEART, shines a light on his more sensitive side” – Billboard
“A thoroughly vital, 13-song collection…It’s not that Moore avoids contemporary country conventions. He enlivens them by injecting self-awareness or playing up the tensions between country and rock’s various masculine ideals.” – NPR
“As much influenced by a longtime love of Southern rock as traditional country music, SLOWHEART is the sound of an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders.” – Noisey
“Between the rough edges of Americana, rock and the evocative storytelling of country, produced to let every guitar lick ring true and every edge and wail of Moore’s voice reverberate raw but strong” – Rolling Stone
“Moore blends the passion and connection for which he’s known with a new self-awareness that will speak to both commercial and underground audiences.” – USA Today
Moore has hit his stride with SLOWHEART, and his current Top 10 single “More Girls Like You,” is the fastest rising single of his career and is receiving praise from critics such as Entertainment Weekly declaring he “has made a name for himself weaving vignettes of Southern, blue-collar life and love into rollicking country anthems.” SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded his sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian. Moore first turned heads with his debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was recently certified Double-PLATINUM by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
Kip is set to launch his Plead the Fifth Tour October 19th in Bowling Green, Ohio with opening acts Jordan Davis and Drake White, as well as headlining dates in U.K this fall. For more information and a full list of tour dates visit kipmoore.net.
Kip Moore (At Peace Making Album) OC: . . . a little different. :41
“It was simply a more peace making this record because I finally learned through the ups and downs of Wild Ones that I had a fan base that was true, they were truly fans and I felt they were latching on to the honesty, so I felt more open about showing whatever vulnerabilities I had, whatever directions I wanted to go. I could take them on whatever journey I wanted, and as long as I felt I stayed true to myself, I had a sense of peace that they were gonna come along for the ride. So, I felt like that shined through in the project, and I felt like I was a little more at peace making this project so the melodies came out a little different.”
Kip Moore (Co-producing) OC: …in my head. :53
“I co-produced Up All Night and Wild Ones, and I co-produced three or four of them on this record with David Garcia but I produced the rest by myself. The reason I wanted to do this record just by myself producing for the most part is I live with these songs for months and months and months, and the way I write, too, is I hear the entire musical layout in my head. What I do is I sing all the guitar parts in a voice recorder and then I’ll sing the bass line and then I’ll sing the drum grooves and then I’ll sing the backgrounds, and I’ll stack all this stuff, and then I go in and I learn those parts, so there’s an entire blueprint of the whole song. There’s no butting heads with anybody about . . . No, this is the way that I’ve got it in my head. I just felt like on this particular record, this was such a personal record for me, I wanted it to come out like I had it in my head and it’s come out just like I had it in my head.”
Kip Moore (Naming Album Slowheart) OC: … said, ‘It’s Slowheart.’ :27
“It felt that now was the right time. This record took a year and a half to make, so it was a slow process, and also the visual aspect of the record – everything matched cohesively. Even the album cover is the laid back feel of ‘I’m observing something before I make my move on something,’ so it was all that that kind of fit to where I knew that it was . . . I woke up one morning and said, ‘It’s Slowheart.’”