In anticipation for the release of his new album Wild Ones on Aug. 21, Kip Moore has released the audio for a new song off the record called “Magic.” Moore says the track is almost an anti-love song, counter to the unrealistic portrayals of romance pervasive on the radio.

“I kind of got to thinking about the way love is constantly described on the radio as this fairytale and how that just isn’t real,” the singer tells Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve never really believed anybody who’s singing about that stuff — that’s where the opening lines, ‘I never believed in fairytales / Even when I was a kid / It sounded like another trick / To put us all to bed,’ come from — and I want to believe what I’m hearing and singing about.

The artist took that concept and ran with it, and what resulted is a hopeful, yet down-to-earth Southern rock style anthem that lets Moore’s gravelly, strong vocals shine. Fans will love the compelling beat and driving power chords, almost ringing out the desperation in Moore’s plea for something real.

The tune was written by Moore along with Westin Davis and Luke Dick. Davis also co-wrote the record’s leadoff single, “I’m to Blame,” which is a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay charts and hit No. 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles charts.

Moore has been in the studio lately with folk-country songwriter Jewel, but no news yet on what they’ve been working on. He’s set to launch his own headlining tour this fall in support of Wild Ones, taking with him Michael Ray, Joey Hyde and Dee Jay Silver on select dates. Wild Ones is available for preorder here.

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