After taking a short hiatus from country music to travel the world, Kip Moore returned with a bang with the release of his third studio album, Slowheart. Released last Friday (September 8), the 13-track album might be Moore's best work yet. The country singer penned eleven of the songs on the album and produced ten of them himself, truly bringing to life exactly what he envisioned for the project.
Kip Moore's Album Slowheart
During an interview with The Boot, Moore states, “I definitely feel like, with this record as a whole, you're definitely going to get a very clear understanding of where it's all gone from one record to the other, and where I was at at this particular stage of my life and the things that affected me to write this record. You're definitely going to get a sense of where I've been at for the last year, year and a half, in my life as this goes."
Moore is known for treating his fans like family, and he has a few surprises up his sleeve for those who ordered the physical bundles from his website. Check them out in his Instagram videos:
Was in shock when I was told yesterday how many physical you guys have scooped from kipmoore.net so I wanted to continue to say thank you in a fairly unique way…Physical copies are dying rapidly and that’s still hard for me to let go of. I’ve always enjoyed seeing the interior packaging, liner notes, pics, lyrics, songwriters, and players on the records. You guys have shown me that there’s still a want for that so me and all the people involved with this record say thank you!
The album kicks off with “Plead The Fifth," an up-tempo track that has eighties sounds stitched throughout, coined by Luke Dick and Josh Kear. (“Have I ever mixed your memory with Tennessee? / Have I ever dialed you up, but never let it ring? / Do I wonder where you are with every sip? / Getting onto who you might be with / Drown myself in 90 proof, what else? / I plead the fifth")
“Fast Women" is another great song from the album about a man who sees his peers settling down around him, but is still enjoying the carefree life he lives. (“Between the slow gin fizz and fast women / I’m stuck in a place my Mama’s King James calls sinning / But it feels so good where I’m sitting / Between the slow gin fizz and fast women / Fast women")
“Blonde" is one of the few slow tempo songs on the album. It begins with a capturing guitar riff that is consistent throughout the track. Moore comes in with lyrics about a woman who became someone she isn't on the track to chase her dreams. (“You can chase the lights / You can chase the fame / Used to be the captain of the cheer team / Now you’re just a never coming homecoming queen / Don’t sell yourself long girl / You must be confused / You ain’t even blonde girl / Or even true to your roots, yeah")
The album ends with “Guitar Man," the perfect send-off song for this album. In this slow ballad, Moore perfectly sums up the life of a struggling artist. (“Yeah, the fruits of my labor is when the crowd sings along / Nothing short of a savior, I go home alone / I’m an empty, faceless spotlight mic-stand /I’ll getcha high, I’ll getcha low / I’m the guitar man")
Slowheart track listing:
- Plead the Fifth (Luke Dick, Josh Kear)
- Just Another Girl (Kip Moore, Westin Davis, Ben Helson)
- I've Been Around (Kip Moore, Dan Couch)
- Fast Women (Kip Moore, Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Troy Verges)
- Bittersweet Company (Kip Moore, Josh Miller, Troy Verges)
- Sunburn (Kip Moore, David Garcia, Josh Miller, Steven Olsen)
- More Girls Like You (Kip Moore, Steven Olsen, Josh Miller, David Garcia)
- The Bull (Jon Randall, Luke Dick)
- Blonde (Kip Moore, Steven Olsen, Josh Miller, David Garcia)
- Good Thing (Kip Moore, Josh Miller, Troy Verges)
- Last Shot (Kip Moore, Dan Couch, David Lee Murphy)
- Try Again (Kip Moore, David Garcia, Josh Miller)
- Guitar Man (Kip Moore, Dan Couch, Westin Davis)