Kip Moore: I Got ‘Road-Blocked a Million Times’ While Making ‘Wild Ones’
"I got road-blocked a million times. It was three years between Up All Night and Wild Ones," Moore tells The Boot, "but I made the record I wanted to make, I said the things I wanted to say, and the fan response has been good."
Moore released his second single from Wild Ones, "Running for You," in mid-October. Written by the singer along with Blair Daly and Troy Verges, the song shows a more mature side of love.
"It embodies what the word ‘love’ should really mean," the 35-year-old explains. "I think, growing up, we use that word carelessly and recklessly: You want to put those people in a box that you think you love. You want to keep a level playing field because that makes you feel secure in yourself. I think that if you love somebody, you want to see them have the moon, you want to see them have the world and have every dream they wanted, even if it’s not with you."
Moore co-wrote all 13 songs on Wild Ones, which is, he says, the only way he knows how to make albums.
"They go hand in hand with me," Moore maintains. "I moved to town to be a songwriter 11 or 12 years ago. I’ve written over a thousand songs. It’s in my blood. I still do it almost every day now, even traveling on the road. But I always wanted to sing my own music, so they go hand in hand for me."