Well…Kolton Moore returned with one night and one new single! “I’ll Still Miss You” is everything we love and have all been missing and craving…
There’s raw acoustic and then there’s Kolton Moore. His raw, conflicted, and emotional lyrics are among some of my favorites and this new single…well I was sinking in within the first few chords and completely hooked after the first two verses… still hanging on until the very last “I’ll still miss you”. Vulnerable in emotion and so incredibly rich in sound, the new track is fresh yet fits in perfectly with the rest of Moore’s catalog.
“I’ll Still Miss You” was written by Moore who shared with TMP, “We’ve all been there, you find that person that you think is “the one”. You fall in love, things are great and then things go bad. The song is about that relationship. Although it didn’t work out, it will always be a part of your life and so will that person.” Moore produced the track along with Tanner Landry at Fort Worth Sound Studio. He vocally hits hard and lyrically hits home with these lines:
…I hate to admit it but I know that it’s true
Just know that I won’t be around
But I’ll still miss you
…I know you’d thought it never end
But things changed somehow
You dreamed of wedding bells
Yeah you dreamed of a wedding gown
You talked about children, you talked about getting old
I don’t know if I’ll do those things,
Cause I already feel so damn old…
Moore’s return to the stage and release of new music just goes to show just how well we keep real music alive in the Texas/Red Dirt scene. Over the years, I’ve seen both artists and fans alike on social media covering or quoting Moore’s songs, requesting a comeback, and (myself included) continuing to stream his songs regularly on Spotify. The same people were ready to welcome him back with open arms singing word for word at a sold-out show and by debuting his new single at #32 on the Texas Music Spotify Chart with over 5,000 total streams.
Now, this is usually the part where I’d plug the upcoming album and its release date..well there isn’t one. Or, I might mention Moore’s next show…but there’s not one of those in the books either. As of right now, Moore says there’s not a planned tour or new record in the works however he is looking to play more shows and record in 2019. Until then, I know I’m not alone when I say I’ll hang onto Moore’s music and instead continue to enjoy his regular residency on my Spotify “Daily Mixes”. We’ll see you in 2019, Kolton.
Press play on “I’ll Still Miss You” below. And by the way, cheers to keeping good music alive, y’all!
Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.