Wild World (Deluxe)
“When I moved to Nashville, I had yet to really travel and see the world,” singer-songwriter Kip Moore tells Apple Music. “Even though I had a burning desire to, I was limited in my own experiences.” He involved himself in every facet of how his music’s made and presented all along, but started giving expression to his deeper yearnings and sense of wanderlust as he trekked across the globe either performing for crowds or getting away from it all. “I think I was gaining confidence through the years in my own abilities, and believing more and more my own voice and what I had to say.” The songs on Moore’s fourth album harness unsettled emotions that more happy-go-lucky hitmakers probably wouldn’t touch. “I've been carrying around certain pieces of regret,” he says. “There's been old bones that I've dug holes for, that I've suppressed. I think that all those things I started kind of rehashing—the desire to be alone, and find simplicity and joy, those kinds of things.” On the deluxe edition of Wild World, Moore offers a deeper glimpse into that period of intense creativity, adding four new songs to the acclaimed LP. "How High," with its impressionistic lyrics and driving beat, likens time spent with a lover to "a rush...just like a drug." "Don't Go Changing" arrives at the intersection of heartland rock and Southern pop, with an inspirational chorus that recalls the anthems of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The foot-stomping ode to blossoming romance "Midnight Slow Dance" and the heartfelt "Man's Gotta Do" round out what is now a richer collection from a musician who has reached new heights in his artistry.