“You did it. The crazy son of a bitch, you did it.”
And that’s the quote that came to my mind when Kip Moore finally released fan favorite “Crazy One More Time (Revisited)” as a single.
Not that he’s crazy for doing it. Fans have been wanting it since 2012’s album UP ALL NIGHT and so have those that worked in radio and records.
Maybe slightly crazy it took 10 years to finally happen.
But I don’t think Kip has ever been one to do things just because they’re trending or because someone said so. He seems to be a man and artist that does his own thing whether one likes it or not. I feel he is the epitome of the “just do you” statement.
From a creative view, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been all bad, as Kip said in the Tweet below, “…the recreation of this tune was the magic…”
“The initial idea for ‘Crazy One More Time’ came about after running into someone that I hadn’t seen in years, and someone that I had a lot of history with,” shared Moore. “That’s kind of how I feel about this song right now, there is a history there, but now it has this new life sonically since we went back in the studio and recut it. This song has evolved over the years thanks to the fans. When we play it at shows the fans sing it as loud as my biggest songs, and if I don’t play it it’s the one that I get requested to play the most. I’m excited to go on this journey with this track at country radio.”Kip Moore
A casual listener may not immediately hear the nuances of the Revisited version compared to the original and while the piano intro should be the main giveaway you’re listening to the Revisited version, it’s the grit and desire in Kip’s voice that shines bright and new. Just as the original had a longing and desire, 10 years later, the highs and lows of pining away for a what if moment dance in his voice with a different kind of longing and desire. A maturity that allows one to recognise the past is gone and the what ifs aren’t going to happen and in the end, it’s okay for life to have unfolded the way it has unfolded. Perhaps a hopeful heartache that is meant to drive one forward instead of leave one in a pile of dust. (Yeah, I got all that from the way his voice sings the song.)
Musically, the drumming and bass have been turned up to eleven and give the song more oomph and drive than the original. For me, it captures that live energy where you can feel the bass and drum pounding in your chest as you sing along to a memory.
If “Crazy One More Time (Revisited)” and last year’s single “Good Life” are any indication of Kip’s upcoming album, then it’s going to be a rocker of an album.
Listen to “Crazy One More Time (Revisited)” below.
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