Kip Moore played a sold out show in Nashville on Friday night at Marathon Music Works, which has a standing room capacity of 1,500 people. He was a little concerned that he and his team might have bitten off more than they could chew by trying to book him in that big of a room in Nashville, but the fans proved him wrong by selling out the show well in advance. In between his hits and several cuts off his debut CD, Up All Night, Kip also played a few new songs off the next record he’s planning to release. He admits he’s written 6 or 700 songs to choose from, but he says, “I’m trying to save certain things for certain times and thinkin’ three or four records in advance. “ But looking at what’s in store next for his fans he says, “I cannot wait for people to hear what’s coming after this record. It’s still gonna be me and it’s still gonna be a tear-off from this last record, but it’s gonna be so different than this last record. And that’s what I want to try to do each time. I don’t want to be one of those guys that makes the same record over and over.”
The main thing that will make Kip’s sophomore album different from his first is life experience. “I’ve lived pretty hard and fast,” he says, “but you’re always living more and more and the things that I was writing about four years ago that went on this first record, it’s different now cause I’m experiencing so many different things in my life and we’re always on the road and I’m seeing things I never got to see, and my headspace is different. “ For instance, one of Kip’s favorite songs from the forthcoming album is one called “New York City.” He explains when he wrote it, “We just got done playing the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and it was a sold out show and it was just insane and we had the best time. And then when I went back to the hotel room, I’ve never felt that lonely in my whole life, looking out over this big, amazing city that’s so alive. But the road can play funny tricks on ya. And that’s the kind of things that if I was just still hanging out in Nashville and just writing, I wouldn’t ever get to feel that way. So I think circumstance is gonna make the album completely different.”
Kip just released “Hey Pretty Girl,” the third single off his Up All Night album, so fans will have to wait a while before they can get their hands on his next record, but it will likely be released before the end of this year.