In a recent deep and revealing interview with Rare Country, Kip Moore revealed to the online publication that he is planning to take a break from his career.
Moore explained to Tricia Despres, Editor of Rare Country:
I don’t know what the word is, because I’m not just worn out… I’m something more than that. We have toured 175 or more shows for six years straight, which is kind of unheard of. We are all tired. I don’t think people see that side very often because they just see us onstage, but the grind of sleeping on a bus every night for 225 days or more takes a mental and physical tear on you. All I have done is music every day of my life, so this is going to be my first real break from it in probably 12 years.
According to Despres’ article, Moore time off will be a full departure from music, allowing him time to focus on his mental state before his next scheduled tour dates (mid-2017). Part of the break will include Moore figuring out how to strike a balance between a self-proclaimed selfish lifestyle and doing for others.
Moore further revealed to Rare Country that he would be “going straight to Maui,” and is “going to camp out the first 10 or so days in a little house I’m going to stay in and then do some surfing and backpacking before heading off to Costa Rica. I might not come back. I just need to breathe a bit.”
While we will miss Kip Moore, we wish him a fulfilling and enlightening break and can’t wait for his refreshed return. To read Tricia Depres’ full interview with Moore, click here.