January 7, 2015

Kid Rock has released the video for “First Kiss,” the title track and first single from his upcoming 10th album, due out on February 24th.

Kid Rock onstage

“First Kiss” is a straightforward rock number with slight country tinges that is about 1000 miles away from Rock’s rap-rock roots. Rock said that he’s proud of his changing sound: “I feel like, musically, every day I can wake up and be a different person, and I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. You know, I wouldn’t pigeonhole myself into one thing. I wouldn’t go too far left or too far right.”

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Rock was recently accused of homophobia after he used the word “gay” in an article he wrote for The Guardian.

  • Rock wrote, “Rap-rock was what people wanted at the time . . . it turned into a lot of bulls**t and it turned out to be pretty gay.” He added, “If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that you tell them to go f**k themselves. You’re not going to get anything politically correct out of me.”
  • Rock also said that as an ordained minister, he didn’t “look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”

Check out the video for “First Kiss”: