Hear Kip Moore’s New Song ‘Running for You’
Kip Moore is sharing another song from his upcoming Wild Ones album. The Georgia native, who has already revealed "Magic" and "That's Alright With Me" from the new record, says that "Running for You" was written thanks to insomnia and feeling lonely.
"I actually got off the road at about 2AM one night, and I used to live in this really awful building where there were no TVs, no couches, nothing," Moore recalls to ETOnline. "All I had were some amps set up and my electric guitars, and it forced you to constantly stay in that mode of writing.
"I happened to get off the road, and I couldn't sleep, and I picked up my guitar at 3 or 4AM, and I started playing the opening riff," he continues. "I started thinking about how my life has constantly pulled me away from people that I care about, and it's made a strain on that whole kind of thing -- knowing what my life has been and what I'm after, it's just made it virtually impossible to keep something steady."
With lines like, "But if the rain starts falling, falling on you / And your heart starts breaking, breaking in two / If the light starts fading, baby, don't move / Just say my name, stay right there / I'll come running for you," the song speaks of the reality that sometimes, being successful in a career requires a lot of personal sacrifice.
"We just wrote a song about when you really care about somebody, you wanna see 'em shine, and you wanna see 'em go grab what they're after," Moore adds. "The people in my life have always been really encouraging and wanting to see me do great -- it was my way of spinning that and making it about the girl. I think when you really, really care about somebody, it shouldn't be a selfish thing."
Moore's Wild Ones album was delayed twice, before finally getting an Aug. 21 release date. The singer says that the new project is "complete desperation from top to bottom," written when he was frustrated with a lot of aspects of his professional life.
"There was this moment of the life that I live -- you feel like you're losing people that you care about, and you have this complete elation when you step on stage," he explains. "It's desperate to try to make something of yourself and desperation for the things you care about if you're a passionate person."
Wild Ones shows what life is like for the 35-year-old, who spends much of his time away from home.
“It’s such a traveling circus that we do for a living — that’s why I called this record Wild Ones — and that evokes so many emotions,” Moore explains. “It can bring such a joy when things are going well, and it can bring such a sadness, especially with someone like me that’s already kind of … I can get stuck in really dark places, and the road can play these tricks on your mind that you’re losing so much of your life — I think that you sense some of that on this record."
Wild Ones is available for pre-order through MyPlayDirect.
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