Koe Wetzel Gets Back To His Texas Rock Roots With New “9 Lives (Black Cat)”

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Jody Domingue

Put on your stompin’ boots for this one because Koe Wetzel is bringing that country rock BACK.

The East Texas superstar released another single that should be set to appear on KW6 (announcement of that still pending). Wetzel teased the song for weeks leading up to its release, gaining quite the hype around the track, and it does not disappoint.

“9 Lives (Black Cat)” is a quintessential Koe Wetzel song, a return to that gritty Texas rock sound he broke out with. The lyrics depict the rockstar pushing the limits because he feels like he is living like a cat, having nine lives to go through.

“I always like hitting the listener right in the nose. ‘9 Lives’ is a straight-up rock song, man. I’m influenced by so many genres of music, but with this record, I found myself going back to the Texas country and classic rock that I grew up listening to.”

Never afraid to push the limits, the song opens up with Koe throwing down in a pool hall in Houston, embracing his untouchable nine lives mantra:

“I’ve got a nine lives state of mind
Betting it all with a roll of the dice
People seem to lose their luck when I come around

I’ve got a 12 pack two dime bags
Flatlined twice just to come right back
God blessed me
The first eight didn’t count
Keep on trying our best to put the black cat down”

Written by Wetzel alongside producer Gabe Simon and Amy Allen, Wetzel noted earlier in a studio teaser clip that he wanted to get back to an edgier sound, and he does just that. After one listen you’re ready to stomp your boots and get a little rowdy after a beer or… ten.

“I will say, from what we have worked together on, I want to get a little more edgier. Let’s get crazy with it. I feel like we have enough slower songs than what people are used to from me, so let’s get back to what they know. Which is that rocky, nasty sh*t.”

This song is one that you’ll want to turn all the way up.

We will see if Koe Wetzel follows suit with his past trends with two single releases and then an album announcement. If that is the case, we should get a KW6 announcement really soon.

I’m also fully convinced that Koe is the only person who can use a cat as a prop, and it is somehow deemed a thirst trap. Next thing you know, people will be using cats to pick up girls instead of dogs…

@koe_wetzel9 Lives (Black Cat) out This Friday!♬ 9 Lives (Black Cat) – Koe Wetzel

Damn Near Normal World Tour Dates:

July 27 The Woodlands, Texas || Cynthia Woods Pavilion
Aug. 7 Missoula, Mont. || Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater
Aug. 8 Nampa, Idaho || Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 9 Sandy, Utah || Sandy Amphitheater
Aug. 10 Las Vegas, Nev. || The Theater at Virgin Hotel Hotels Las Vegas
Aug. 15 Minneapolis, Minn. || The Armory
Aug. 16 Council Bluffs, Iowa || Stir Cove (Harrah’s Casino)
Aug. 21 Cleveland, Ohio || Jacobs Pavilion
Aug. 22 Columbus, Ohio || KEMBA Live! Outdoor
Aug. 23 Pittsburgh, Pa. || Stage AE
Aug. 24 Washington, D.C. || The Anthem
Aug. 28 Boston, Mass. || Roadrunner
Aug. 29 Uncasville, Conn. || Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 30 Atlantic City, N.J. || Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Aug. 31 Reading, Pa. || Santander Arena
Sept. 4 Charleston, W.V. || Charleston Coliseum
Sept. 5 Roanoke, Va. || Berglund Center
Sept. 6 Columbia, S.C. || Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 7 Cary, N.C. || Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 Kansas City, Kan. || Azura Amphitheater
Sept. 13 Camdenton, Mo. || Ozarks Amphitheater
Sept. 18 St. Louis, Mo. || Chaifetz Arena
Sept. 20 Huntsville, Ala. || The Orion Amphitheater
Sept. 21 Macon, Ga. || Atrium Health Amphitheater
Sept. 25 Alexandria, La. || Rapides Parish Coliseum
Sept. 26 Tuscaloosa, Ala. || Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater
Sept. 27 Nashville, Tenn. || Ascend Amphitheater
Sept. 28 Little Rock, Ark. || First Security Amphitheater
Oct. 3 Pikeville, Ky. || Appalachian Wireless Arena
Oct. 4 Indianapolis, Ind. || Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
Oct. 5 Evansville, Ind. || Ford Center
Oct. 10 Abilene, Texas || Expo Center of Taylor County
Oct. 11 Lubbock, Texas || Cooks Garage
Oct. 13 Morrison, Colo. || Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 Manchester, U.K. || Academy 3
Oct. 27 London, U.K. || The Garage
Oct. 30 Glasgow, U.K. || Oran Mor
Oct. 31 Birmingham, U.K. || Academy 2
Nov. 1 Leeds, U.K. || Brudenell Social Club
Nov.3 Amsterdam, Netherlands || Melkweg (Oude Zaal)
Nov. 5 Hamburg, Germany || Bahnhof Pauli
Nov. 6 Berlin, Germany || Frannz Club
Nov. 7 Cologne, Germany || Club Volta
Nov. 10 Stockholm, Sweden || Nalen
Nov. 11 Oslo, Norway || Rockefeller Music Hall
Nov. 13 Copenhagen, Denmark || Lille Vega

Additional Shows:

April 12 Gonzales, Texas || Cattle Country Fest
April 14 Florence, Ariz. || Country Thunder Arizona
April 17 Los Angeles, Calif. || YouTube Theater
April 18 Bakersfield, Calif. || Dignity Health Amphitheatre
April 19 Paso Robles, Calif. || Vina Robles Amphitheatre
April 20 San Diego, Calif. || Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
May 10 Daytona Beach, Fla. || Welcome to Rockville
May 11 Roma, Ga. || Rock The Country
May 18 Gulf Shores, Ala. || Hangout Music Festival
June 21 Grand Junction, Colo. || Country Jam
June 29 Poplar Bluff, Mo. || Rock The Country
July 18 Twin Lakes, Wis. || Country Thunder Wisconsin
July 26 Arlington, Texas || AT&T Stadium (with Morgan Wallen)
July 31 Davenport, Iowa || Mississippi Valley Fair
Aug. 1 Detroit Lakes, Minn. || WE Fest
Aug. 3 Sweet Home, Ore. || Oregon Jamboree Music Festival
Aug. 4 George, Wash. || Watershed Festival
Aug. 17 Wichita, Kan. || Bulls, Bands and Barrels
Sept. 19 Louisville, Ky. || Bourbon & Beyond

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