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See Kip Moore Sing Anthemic ‘Wild Ones’ on ‘Colbert’

Smoky voice, smoking guitars highlight title track to country star’s latest album

With his bandana tightened down and his smoky vocals dialed in, Kip Moore made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday night to let loose “Wild Ones,” the title track of his latest album.

Co-written by Moore with Chris DeStefano and Brett James, “Wild Ones” is a slow-burning after-midnight jam about living for the moment and letting tomorrow take care of itself. According to Moore, true freedom is having good friends, love and time to kill.

“‘Cause we don’t need no sleep tonight / Everybody’s bumpin’ to the beat just right / Worry ’bout tomorrow when tomorrow comes / Tonight we’re just worried about having fun / ‘Cause we’re the wild ones,” goes the singalong chorus.

With his four-piece band backing him up on The Late Show, Moore was locked in to an almost sensual groove, letting waves of fuzzy electric guitar and rock-solid drumming wash over the crowd. Currently on the road with Miranda Lambert on her Keeper of the Flame Tour, Moore recently joined Lambert, her boyfriend Anderson East and tourmates Brothers Osborne for a take on Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee.” Beginning September 30th, Moore will bring the simmering sexiness of Wild Ones to fans on his headlining Me and My Kind Tour, with special guest Jon Pardi. 

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