Kip Moore marked the eve of his record release with the world premiere of “arena rock” (Esquire) driven track “Fire And Flame” exclusively with BBC Radio 2. Co-written by Moore with Cary Barlowe, Brett James and Will Weatherly, the track is a blowtorch anthem that pours gasoline on the quest for greater meaning and fans heard the track first on “The Country Show with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2” (The UK’s most listened to radio station) at 5pm CST/ 11pm BST Thursday (5/28) here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jhb5.
Moore’s timely and vulnerable new documentary “7 DAYS AT THE ROCK” will also premiered last night (5/28) on Outside TV. The short film follows Moore through some of his experiences in isolation at his remote rock climbing facility, BedRock, located in Red River Gorge, Kentucky, as well as the weeks leading up to the release of his fourth studio album WILD WORLD, available tomorrow May 29. “7 DAYS AT THE ROCK” will be available on all major streaming platforms and devices including The Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus.
Co-writing all but one of WILD WORLD’S insightful tracks, Kip Moore navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the 13-song collection that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Moore even self-producing the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced on previous efforts gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band, as substance trumped style and the timeless prevailed over the trendy.
Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting and most recently wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. For more information visit kipmoore.net.
Kip Moore (Fire and Flame) OC: …intact. 1:44
“I grew up in the Bible Belt in southern Georgia, and I grew up going to the Baptist church. Once I got done with high school, I always kinda wanted to go on my own spiritual journey and try to figure out what God looked like to me, where I fit in in this whole thing, and what is this whole thing that’s happening all around us all the time, trying to process the feelings that I feel and some of the maybe resentment I had with the things that maybe I was taught that I wasn’t quite in compliance with and in agreement with. And once I turned 18, I kind of always have been on that journey. I’ve read a lot myself. I read a lot of scripture, I’ve studied different religions, I always want to understand where people are coming from. I’ve always had my own faith, and I still have that about me, and I slip and I slide a lot. The faith is always inside me but no matter how much I know that I need it, no matter how much I know I need to read and stay centered, I still neglect that part of my life a lot. Whenever I start doing that is when I feel disconnected and lost. Knowing that, I still do that. Fire and the Flame is just a song speaking of my journey and the things that I feel inside about everything that I just said. I just know I’m not the only one that feels this way and has those questions and has those questions about myself. But regardless of the questions that I do have, my faith always remains intact.”