Justin Moore’s new album, Off the Beaten Path, hits stores September 17. According to Justin, the project was defined by both the music he found and the tracks he wrote. After the success of his sophomore album, Outlaws Like Me, he admits to feeling some pressure with album three.
“I accomplished more than I had ever anticipated being able to accomplish in my career but at the same time, in other regards there’s more pressure because it’s like, ‘Okay you’ve done this. Now you can either stay right here or you can take that big leap and go play ball with the big boys,’” he said. “I felt like in order for us to do that and grow our fan base to a level it hadn’t been yet, we had to step out and take a couple chances and grow the music.”
Justin took a few chances by doing things musically he’d never thought he would. “Some of the beats… I was adamant, I will never put a loop in any of my songs ever,” he said. “I’m not doing it. Of course, I did. But they’re subtle. And they’re not in your face. I think it added a new element that it sounds a little fresher than what we’ve done in the past.”
Off The Beaten Path will feature Justin’s current Top 5 hit “Point At You.” Justin will launch the Off The Beaten Path Tour in November.