Moore goes "Underground"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
– Kip Moore will release a five-song EP, "Underground," on Oct. 28.
Moore had a hand in writing all five songs with three recorded live during tours.
"The problem I often face is leaving behind some songs, because I never stop writing," said Moore. "I write so many that some never see the light of day. I've been working on a full record, which looks to be coming out in late spring, but everywhere we go the fans keep asking for the recordings of these underground songs that they've been hearing for the last few years. They're a passionate fan base. So, I decided to ask my label if I could record these songs live and give them the raw recordings. These songs are completely separate from the new record I've been making, I simply made this EP for the true fans."
The track list is:
1. All Time Low
(Kip Moore, Westin Davis, Luke Dick)
2. My Kind
(Kip Moore, Erik Dylan, Justin Weaver)
3. Midnight Slow Dance (Live)
(Kip Moore, Mike Elizondo, Dan Couch)
4. Separate Ways (Live)
(Kip Moore, Jordyn Mallory, Dan Couch)
5. My Baby's Gone (Live)
(Kip Moore, William Rinehart, Nathaniel Rinehart)
The EP follows the release of Moore's sophomore album "Wild Ones."
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