Whiskey Riff Song of the Week: “Southpaw” by Kip Moore

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This was a no-brainer.

Kip Moore‘s aptly named new album, Wild World, is shaping up to be the best record he’s released if these first couple songs are any indication.

Southpaw’ started from a feeling of being on the outside looking in on modern society.”

I’ve had the underdog anthem on repeat since it was released, and had to make it your Song of the Week.

“I don’t want my edges to be smoothed to fit into a box,” Kip says.

“I woke up the day we wrote it feeling like I was born in the wrong era. I grew up a boxing fan and a Southpaw was always a rare sighting, unpredictable and hard to prepare for. I wrote the song with Westin Davis in South Dakota and we’ve always understood each other like brothers and being kind of cut from the same cloth. I knew he would get my headspace that day and he always brings the magic. And on the recording side of things, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so much juice in a session.”

Enjoy the bonus acoustic performance from Kentucky’s Red River Gorge as well.

In The Wild Sessions

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock