Kip Moore impresses on debut album ‘Up All Night’
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 01:04
There’s "something about a truck," and there’s also something about Kip Moore’s debut album, "Up All Night."
Moore’s first single off the album, "Something ‘Bout a Truck," has steadily climbed the country and pop charts since it was released, and this is due to the song’s honest depiction of the country lifestyle.
Some may be turned off by the somewhat cliche lyrics about the simple things in life, like trucks, beer and girls, but that in no way takes away from the song’s (or the album’s) effectiveness.
The song is undeniably catchy and seems to get better every time you hear it.
Moore’s voice, with an intriguing rasp, is particularly noteworthy on the album.
Along with this, Moore co-wrote all 11 tracks on the album.
Moore could best be described as Bruce Springsteen born in the South, especially on songs like "Crazy One More Time," "Hey Pretty Girl" and "Drive Me Crazy," which, through its infectious teenage love story, is perhaps the best song on the album.
After growing up in Georgia, Moore moved to Hawaii, and his life on the beach is described in the song "Everything But You."
He uses excellent imagery to describe the Hawaiian scenery, while adding a touch of heartbreak as he has everything but his love.
On the track, Moore sings, "It’s got stars that shine like diamonds/ with a black canvas behind them/ there’s a sun out here that seems to always shine/ I’ve never seen water quite so blue./ It’s got everything but you."
"Faith When I Fall," the album’s final track, makes for a nice bookend with its charming message in the lyrics, "Give me light up ahead on a journey/ give me strength when I’m standing/ and faith when I fall."
The track leaves the listener wanting more, as Moore hints that he is just warming up as a force in the world of country music.
Simply put, "Up All Night" is good–really good. It is, in fact, too good to listen to just once, and it provides a platform upon which Kip Moore can build an impressive career.