The song is a fan favorite deep cut from his 2012 debut album Up All Night, but never received any radio play or other mainstream recognition, getting heavily overshadowed by the biggest hits of his career like “Somethin’ Bout A Truck,” “Beer Money,” and “Hey Pretty Girl.”
While the typical fan still views those as his defining songs, his true followers know that couldn’t be further from the truth. Kip has even opened up about “Something Bout A Truck” not feeling like a true “Kip Moore song,” while still being thankful it opened the door for the success he’s had.
True Kip Moore fans love the album cut, the deep tracks. The songs that nobody but the die-hards know.
This is honestly one of the best songs of all-time.
From his 2017 album Slowheart, Kip sheds the rough exterior and lets us inside the hardships of making it in music. Living the dream ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be…
“Everything But You”
As someone who moved to Florida after college, away from my girlfriend, I’ve had many, many emotional late night drives to this song.
You find a place where everything is beautiful and perfect, except one very important thing. This song is so damn good.
“Plead The Fifth”
Many artists have written songs that more or less say “Yeah I miss them, but I won’t admit it if you ask me” but no one pulled out a damn Constitutional Amendment for their defense.
Okay, a bit much, but this Slowheart cut is an absolute jam and I cannot believe it didn’t get more attention.
“Hang A While”
I’m not sure if this counts as an official release since it was a live, soundcheck recording added to the Deluxe version of Up All Night, but regardless it’s one of his best.
He nails the feeling of being right near the edge of something, teetering between wanting something real and unsure if you should. In the moment, all you know is you want them to hang a while…
“Come And Get It”
I’ve always said Wild Ones is my favorite Kip album. The project has an edge of teenage rebellion mixed with deep seeded feelings of love and blind belief that you can grab the world and run with it. Honestly, it’s one of the most impressive craftings of a feeling I’ve ever heard.
That being said, it’s hard to pick just one deep cut from the album that sums up the entire feel for those unfamiliar, but I think “Come And Get It” is it.
At face value, the story is a boy convincing a girl to give him a chance, and it’s great as just that, but the chorus gives a deeper message: Everything you want in life is right in front of you, just waiting for you to make the decisive move a grab it. Add in the driving beat and this one is super infectious, sticking right into your heart and head.
But really, go for a late night, back roads drive and play Wild Ones top to bottom. It’ll take you places, I promise.