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Kip Moore Announces Fourth Studio Album, ‘Wild World,’ Debuts Title Track

Are you ready for a new Kip Moore album? We are! 

Written by Lauren Laffer
Kip Moore Announces Fourth Studio Album, ‘Wild World,’ Debuts Title Track
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN - JULY 21: Kip Moore performs during 2019 Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 21, 2019 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)

Kip Moore has announced plans for his fourth studio album, Wild World. Set for release May 29, the project will feature 13 new songs, 12 of which were co-written by Moore. In an interview with Billboard, the Georgia native expressed that the record comes from his heart and he hopes that listeners can find solace in the music.

“My first hope at all times is that it does something to your soul when you’re listening to it,” Moore says of his forthcoming album. “I never want it to be fodder and just words and melodies. I hope that it somehow applies to other people’s lives and brings them a little peace with questions they have and their own internal struggles they’re having. I’m always hoping they can feel my heart as far as that goes. My heart was put in the project.”

His heart is on full display across the new record, including the song “Payin’ Hard,” a song of his regrets that he co-wrote with longtime collaborators Blair Daly and Westin Davis.

“[Blair] has such an indescribable energy in a room. I always feel so comfortable with him, and me and him and Westin were a pretty dynamic team on this record,” he shared. “They were special days in the room and when I was singing ‘Payin’ Hard’ trying to do the demo, it was so honest and so real for me at that moment. It was the first time ever, ever in my years of writing and recording that I couldn’t get through a song. I couldn’t sing it. I kept breaking down and I couldn’t sing it.

“They kept telling me to just come back another day when you feel like you can, and I was like, ‘Nah, I want to get this out today.’ I was comfortable enough with those two; there was a strong enough friendship and bond and I was not afraid to be that vulnerable in that room with those two because I mean Westin is like my brother. I was having a really tough time singing that lyric that day, but I got it out. I finally got it done.”

While the project has some deep, emotional cuts, Moore hopes that the project serves as an escape for fans, allowing them to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

“‘Wild World’ sends the message that I wanted to send. I feel like this world, it’s gotten a little too much. We’re getting so far away from the simplicity of things. Once I looked at the record as a whole, that was the message that made the most sense,” he said. “‘Wild World’ made the most sense to me [as the album title] because these are wild times we’re living in and we need to bring it back to the simple things.”

Wild World is set for release on May 29. Check out the title track above.

Wild World Track List:
1. “Janie Blu”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore)
2. “Southpaw”
(Westin Davis, Kip Moore)
3. “Fire And Flame”
(Cary Barlowe, Brett James, Kip Moore, Will Weatherly)
4. “Wild World”
(Josh Miller, Kip Moore)
5. “Red White Blue Jean American Dream”
(Jimi Bell, Barton Davies, Luke Dick, Philip Lammonds)
6. “She’s Mine”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore, Scott Stepakoff)
7. “Hey Old Lover”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore)
8. “Grow On You”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)
9. “More Than Enough”
(David Garcia, Josh Miller, Kip Moore)
10. “Sweet Virginia”
(Kip Moore, Manny Medina, Erich Wigdahl)
11. “South”
(Adam Browder, Dan Couch, Manny Medina, Kip Moore, Dave Nassie, Erich Wigdahl)
12. “Crazy For You Tonight”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)
13. “Payin’ Hard”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore