New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore
is offering fans a form of virtual escape, today announcing his "IN THE WILD SESSIONS," an acoustic video series that will give fans insight into Moore's upcoming forth studio album WILD WORLD, available May 29. The first video available in the series of videos and available to watch here, is a spine-tingling version of the forthcoming releases' title track that sees Moore performing in the atmospheric Californian desert as he collaborates with independent artists, vocalist India
Carney and guitarist Melissa Dougherty.
Directed and filmed by longtime collaborator PJ Brown, Moore initially began shooting the "IN THE WILD SESSIONS" in the Mojave Desert in Southern California with independent musicians that Moore cherry-picked to perform with and shine a spotlight on. Moore has continued to shoot the stripped-back sessions solo while in isolation at his rock-climbing facility Bedrock, located in the heart of Red River Gorge in Kentucky, with more videos set in both locations to be released in the coming weeks.
"The 'In The Wild Sessions' began as a way to tell the story of these songs in a bare bones kind of way," shared Moore. "I love to travel, and so PJ and I scouted a spot in the desert in California and hand-picked some independent artists to do the sessions with, as a way of also highlighting their amazing talents too. We shot five videos in the desert and then when our plans changed a little with everything going on, we shifted gears while I'm here in Kentucky in isolation. The scenery here in Red River Gorge is also one of my favorite places to be and so I'm looking forward to also sharing this pocket of the world in some of the videos to come."
Co-writing all but one of WILD WORLD'S insightful tracks, Kip Moore
navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the 13-song collection that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Moore even self-producing the set, with help from David
Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced on previous efforts gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band, as substance trumped style and the timeless prevailed over the trendy.
has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting and most recently wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada. Praised by Noisey as "an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders" Moore has blazed his own trail. The current CMA "International Artist Achievement Award" nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones ("Hey Pretty Girl," "Beer Money" and "More Girls Like You"), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple "Best Of
" lists. Moore is currently gearing up to hit the road this summer as a special guest on Sam Hunt's THE SOUTHSIDE SUMMER TOUR.