Kip Moore’s rocking country album, “Up All Night,“ is clearly made for summertime listening. Country vibes and feel-good elements are present, but a mainstream elegance ultimately permeates through every song making a perfect blend of country and songwriting rise to the surface.
Touchy twangs and heartland guitar strums can be found all over this debut album. Further, Kip’s lyrical storytelling abilities ooze over these sounds that ultimately create a genre that can be described as everyman’s country music.
Kip uses his infectious southern voice to plead for your eardrums’ attention on nearly every track. The album starts off with “Drive Me Crazy,” a warm-weathered tale accounting memories of young love. This song will strike a cord with country fans and even many Bruce Springsteen fanatics as well.
On “Beer Money,” an appropriately titled that swells with summertime recklessness, Moore invites the listener to relax and kickback and let loose for a night.
The albums most anticipated single, “Somethin’ Bout A Truck,” is my favorite track on the album. Though I don’t own a truck myself, I can picture myself loading up the pickup and cruising down a dirt road whenever it’s on.
Another favorite of mine, “Crazy One More Time,” was created at a tough time in Kip’s life when he lost touch with someone he used to love. The emotions portrayed in the song are on another level, lyrically. Growing apart from this girl is one of the toughest things Kip has had to deal, he revealed in an interview. The song perfectly reflects that statement.
Lyrically and melodically, almost every unmentioned track on this album is something special as well. Moore wears his heart on his sleeve and has delivered perfection as he reveals his inner thoughts, struggles and memories growing up in Georgia. If you are looking for some summer music or just a truthful country/rock album, “Up All Night” won’t disappoint.
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