“Between the rough edges of Americana, rock and the evocative storytelling of country, produced to let every guitar lick ring true and every edge and wail of Moore’s voice reverberate raw but strong”
- Rolling Stone
Friday September 15th, 2017 will see the release of Kip Moore’s new studio album, ‘Slowheart’.
After taking time out following a crazy few years of relentless touring, the Georgia native is back with the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Wild Ones’.
Writing 11 out of the new album’s 13 tracks, and solely producing seven songs in the collection, the musical wayfarer has always emphasised the personal element of his work, and this is more apparent than ever with his latest release, which kicks off with lead UK single, ‘Plead The Fifth’…
“I definitely feel with this record you’re going to get a very clear sense of where I’ve been at for the last year and a half in my life...”
Moore was inspired to name his third studio album after a nickname given to him by his former guitar player, which in turn has been adopted by both his band and his loyal and growing fan-base.
The cover image, meanwhile, was taken on a trip to Costa Rica earlier this year during his extended break.
“My former guitar player called me a ‘slowheart’ many years ago, claiming I don’t just jump the gun and show all my cards or my emotions, what I truly feel,” explains Moore. “He always said, ‘you’re a slowheart, man…you observe before you act’. I eventually named the band ‘The Slowhearts’, and my fans are the ‘Slowhearts’, too. So it’s only fitting that the record I’ve been waiting to make is named ‘SLOWHEART’!”
Moore is back out on the road now, and will be returning to the UK and Ireland this summer for Harvest Country Music Festival in Westport and Enniskillen, ahead of a string of UK headline dates in the autumn, culminating in a special show as part of Country Music Week in London.
UK / Irish dates:
26.08 – Westport, Eire – Harvest Festival
27.08 – Enniskillen, Northern Ireland – Harvest Festival
02.10 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
03.10 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
04.10 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
06.10 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire