Kip Moore’s latest single, “Dirt Road,” from his upcoming sophomore album, is climbing the charts. While the song’s title might lead some to jump to conclusions about its content, the track is actually about a whole lot more than a dirt road.
“It’s not about a dirt road and it’s not about beer,” he tells Taste of Country. “It’s more about the rebellion of that youth, when you have that youth and you’re trying to figure out who you are. And it’s that rebellion against what theories and beliefs are being pushed on you kind of thing. The good thing about this song, at least it is pushing some buttons. It’s pushing buttons in a good way and a bad way. That’s fine with me.”
Not all of the songs on Kip’s new album will deal with heavy subject matter. One track, “Cigarette,” is about a girl he let get away – not that he wanted anything serious with her.
“I was writing a ballad with Jared Johnson and Chris Stapleton and we were kind of writing this really heavy lyric,” he said. “I stepped outside and saw this cute girl smoking a cigarette and she put the cigarette in the ashtray. Then when I went over there to look at it, you know it had the red lipstick all around the cigarette butt. It’s just a song that’s killing live right now. People are loving it and it’s just all about, ‘I just want to be that cigarette butt that’s in your mouth. I don’t want to be your boyfriend. I don’t want to be anything serious. I just to want to, basically, I want to get ahold of your lips.’”
Kip was initially supposed to release his album last month. He delayed it, however, until later this summer so he could put the finishing touches on the final product. He is currently on the road with Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town Tour.