Janie Blu

Album: Wild World (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • "Janie Blu" is about a girl who in spite her flawed character was someone special in Kip Moore's life.

    Why you wanna keep runnin'
    From the one thing that's been true
    I know I can't keep clingin'
    To my Janie Blu


    The singer is at the end of the line with their relationship and he's pleading with her to get her head right before it's too late.
  • Janie Blu also pops up in Wild World's closing track "Payin' Hard." ("I can't help but think of Janie and those pretty eyes"). Moore often sings about important girls in his life, using pseudonyms to hide their names. Track #10 on the album is about a "Sweet Virginia," while his first-ever single, back in 2011, found the singer recounting the tale of running into an old classmate named Mary.
  • Kip Moore wrote this song with his friend and regular collaborator Dan Couch ("Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," "Hey Pretty Girl"). He told Apple Music: "As heart-wrenching as that song is, we wanted to put this dreamlike melody on top of it, to kind of play a trick on you, where if you would have heard it in another language, you would never know that it's that heavy of a song."
  • The singer's guitar player, Dave Nassie, laid down his part in one take as Moore wanted to preserve the minor flaws. Los Angeles native Nassie was once in a little-known band called No Use For A Name.
  • Moore debuted the song at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on February 20 during the 2020 Country Radio Seminar.

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