I caught up with Kip Moore this past Friday before his performance at New York City’s 1st ever Farmborough Festival on Randall’s Island. He sat down with me and spoke about two of the tracks on his upcoming album, Wild Ones, to be released on August 21, 2015. Check out what to expect from the songs “Wild Ones” and “Comeback Kid”.
“I can’t wait for people to hear this. The intro is just super stripped and we geeked and geeked until we found the most killer drum tone for it. When people see what I’ve been up to behind the scenes with this song, people are going to flip. It’s just raw and has emotion behind it. I wrote it for my fans, but people are going to flip when hearing this and the rest of the album.”
Check out the intro and first verse of “Wild Ones” from the Farmborough Festival this past weekend:
“I have always felt like the underdog my entire life. I have always had to scrap and claw for every single inch. I think that has given me a chip on my shoulder for most of my life. When I have seen things handed to others, when I have had to work so hard for it. But for that, I have a different thankfulness than other people do and I have a sense of gratitude. But, I’ve always had a supreme confidence when other people have doubted me. I always think I am going to get where I am going to get. It’s like a thing of destiny, but you are the only one in on that thing so that no ones knows where you are going, but you. I think that song, man, it is just 100% me and its going to resonate with a lot of people not just here in America, but around the world. It’s for all the people who scrap and claw with every inch” – Kip Moore
A few months ago, I sat down with songwriter, Erik Dylan, who also discussed the song (see “Who’s Next: Erik Dylan”: https://millertimemusicspot.com/whos-next-erik-dylan/). He had the following to say about his relationship to “Comeback Kid”:
“I wrote a song called “Comeback Kid”. There are actually four writers that wrote it, Ross Copperman, Jeff Hyde, myself and Kip… It was written for Kip but each of the writers related to the song from a different place with what the song means… My wife worked a day job for seven years and as a songwriter there are times you question whether you are good enough or if it is all worth it. You need that someone there to support you. So the song in my mind was all about my wife because I was the Comeback Kid… Meanwhile, Kip is the Comeback Kid in a different way because he had his share of ups and downs and so many people told him he would not be a country music singer and look at him now.” – Erik Dylan