Kip Moore, ‘More Girls Like You’ | Track Review
Kip Moore shows that country music needs more artists like him on “More Girls Like You,” a promo single from his third album, ‘Slowheart.’
Country artist Kip Moore keeps it short and sweet on “More Girls Like You,” originally released on March 3. By short and sweet, it means that the single just crosses the two-and-a-half-minute mark. “More Girls Like You” hails from Moore’s third studio album, Slowheart (September 8). For Moore, the competition is stiff – Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, and Toby Keith all drop new albums the same day! Furthermore, it’s a congested new music release day beyond the country releases. But this isn’t about September 8 or those other country fellas – it’s about Kip and “More Girls Like You.”
What is impressive about Kip Moore in general is his voice. There’s a lot of soul and nuance there, something that is a clear asset to country music. Perhaps he’s not a country superstar, but he definitely has mad pipes and talent deserving more recognition than he gets. As short as “More Girls Like You” is, it showcases his artistry. Vocally, he gives a strong performance. Musically, the backdrop doesn’t assimilate to new-look country or country-pop – it’s country with a bit of a rock edge.
For the most part, “it’s all good” for Kip in regards to “More Girls Like You.” The biggest rub is we only get two-and-a-half-minutes of it. Bummer, but not buzzkill. The other rub is nitpicky. “More Girls Like You” is good, but not revolutionary. Country tackles this topic of the best girl quite often, so it’s a bit cliché. To his credit, the same could be said in any genre in regards to this topic. But, it is popular among the male country artist.
Ultimately, it’s too bad there aren’t more Kip Moores in country music. “More Girls Like You” may not be the best song of the year, even in the country genre, but it showcases a respectable artist who deserves more respect than he receives. Kip, there needs to be “more country male artists like you.”