The lead single from Kip Moore's third album finds him falling hook, line and sinker for a girl. Moore penned the tune with a trio of songwriters that he'd never collaborated with before - Steven Olsen, David Garcia and Josh Miller.
Moore is so smitten with the girl, he wants to have children with her in the hope they will have "more girls like you."
Girls like you, make guys like me
Wanna reach for the brightest star, set it on a ring
Put it on your hand, grab a piece of land
And raise few
More girls like you
"I've never been that guy looking for a relationship and solitude has never scared me," said Moore. "I've never bought into the societal pressure of following the A, B and C steps of life, but I still look forward to the family chapter. This song is about meeting that someone you find so amazing inside and out, that you can only pray the kids you have together are just as amazing as she is. That's the kind of woman I hope to end up with."
The lyric video offers a look at a trip Moore took to Costa Rica. "I love to travel and really embrace the surrounding culture wherever I am," said the singer. "I never have much of a plan when I go, just the destination and am always open to meeting people and having memorable experiences. My best friend PJ is an amazing videographer and photographer, and he was able to document a lot of this trip and we thought it would be an interesting way to show that other side of my life when I'm not on the road and touring non-stop."
The song is a good representation of where Kip Moore would like to be some day.
"I wanna always make records that depict where I'm at at that particular place in my life," said the singer. "This is where I'm at in my life now where, I'm still a wildcard. I'm still aloof and I'm still like might be a little ways away from that, but as I've traveled and I've been around and seen so many different walks of life and so many cultures, and it's this constant thing."
"I've watched dads being enamored of their daughters and I look forward to that now," Moore continued. "I'm a lot more open to that now. So, that's what the song is finding that person that you find so amazing that you hope they turn out like that amazing person does."
Kip Moore spent some downtime traveling the world in early 2017, and the song's music video, directed by PJ Brown, captures the singer relaxing on his travels, performing and interacting with the locals.
The clip kicks off with Moore explaining the story behind the song:
"I've been traveling the whole world, and that's the one constant that you see - a dad with their little girl or their little boy," Moore shares. "There's just something that's super special about that."
"A lot of people are going to take this as, this song is about wanting to have a kid, and that's a small element of it," he adds. "But to me it's more of, that person that you find so amazing that you hope that, when you have a kid, they turn out as amazing as her."
The casual listener may wonder why Kip Moore titled his third album Slowheart, but his diehard fans will be familiar with the name.
"It's slowly coming into who I am still as a man," he explained. "It's slowly coming around on certain ideals I've had of who I am, where I want to go, who I want to be, slowly coming around on the idea of even love and what that means and the vulnerability that exposes and what I hope to be in that aspect, what I hope to be to somebody one day, where I've fallen short on that, where I can face that one day cause I know I've felt it but I've yet to really grasp it and grab a hold of it."
"'Slowheart' is who I [am]," Moore added. "That's why I got that nickname was somebody said I don't show my cards and it takes me a while to come around, so I named the band that, the Slowhearts and then the fans the Slowhearts."
The song finds Kip Moore coming to terms with the prospect of settling down, maturing, and living a more reigned-in life. It was inspired by a time helping a father teach his young daughter to surf while in Costa Rica.
"That is the first taste of the idea that I might be ready for my next chapter of life," Moore explained. "It's a very direct reflection of me evolving as a human being."
The lyrics on the bridge holds special meaning for Moore.Your soul is pure golden
Must've been true love you were grown in
"A lot of times when you meet people, you can tell what their surroundings have been for most of their life and things that they've been taught and the way they grew up. So for me, that's what I gravitate towards in people is what kind of soul do you have," Moore mused to Taste of Country
. "That was a very point part in the song for me and it still is."