Kip Moore continues to be revered by critics, with his fourth studio album WILD WORLD garnering overwhelming praise since its release on May 29. Debuting in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Chart, Moore co-wrote 12 of the 13 deeply personal tracks on the record including his current Top 25 single “She’s Mine,” as “Moore toys with arena rock arrangements (‘Janie Blu,’ ‘Fire and Flame’), swampy flirtations (‘Grow On You’), and outlaw swagger (‘Southpaw’)” (Esquire) on the acclaimed set. Moore also self-produced the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks, with the project debuting at No. One on Australia’s ARIA Country Chart, No. One on Canada’s Country Albums Chart and No. Four on The U.K. Country Album Chart.
“Moore probes growth and honesty with fourth album…Wild World is his manifesto, dropping in a time when we need all the hope we can get.” – American Songwriter
“When programmed beats and pop-influenced country is the sound of the moment, Moore’s heartland country-rock songs with his growling voice feel muscular, nostalgic and honest.” – Associated Press
“One of country’s more thoughtful artists.” – Billboard
“Kip Moore is known for prioritizing meaty, vulnerable songwriting in all of his albums. Even by that measure, Wild World is the singer’s most authentic, honest body of work to date.” – Country Now
“Digging deeper than ever before… his most honest music yet.” – Entertainment Tonight
“Especially vital; occasionally, even rare.” – Esquire
“A mature yet flesh blend of soaring 80’s heartland and contemporary country depth.” – Classic Rock
“An urgent record that showcases Moore’s vulnerabilities with confessional lyrics about love, loss and faith, Wild World serves as a much needed escape.” – Forbes
“Moore again turns introspective on his fourth studio album… He mines deeper into topics—seeking love, seeking freedom, seeking peace, making peace with old decisions…but infuses them with fresh intensity.” – Music Row
“Wild World is filled with bold signposts about the enigmatic artist, his rebel appetite and his “reckless heart” – PEOPLE
“Featuring some of the most dynamic vocal performances of his career, the album does a solid job of matching its philosophical undertones with flat-out enjoyable music, ranging all the way from soft-spoken ballads to barroom-blasting anthems.” – Sounds Like Nashville
“There’s always been something about the country veteran’s music that leaves one breathless. On this album, Moore is aware of it and very much uses it to his advantage.” – Taste Of Country
“In the album’s 13 tracks, the singer shares love and loss, some life lessons and those bits he hasn’t quite figured out yet, too. It’s affirming and invigorating.” – The Boot
To mark the launch of WILD WORLD, Moore also performed a livestream set of songs from the new release on his Facebook and Youtube, with funds raised benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. During the livestream Moore raised $136,000 and those donations were matched by Spotify via their COVID-19 Music Relief project totaling over $282,000 raised.
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 (rhythmic movement in album) OC: …in the past. :33
“I feel there was a constant stretch for rhythmic percussion. I’ve always had rhythmic movement on my records, but we tried to really make sure every single instrument was really creating rhythmic percussive patterns, their own individual hook lines throughout the song – we didn’t want the drums just to carry that torch alone. I think you really feel that with this record, more so than any other record I’ve done in the past.”