Kid Rock released the video for “First Kiss” on Tuesday (Jan. 6), the lead single and title track from his upcoming album. The song mixes southern rock with the powerful guitars and determined chug of ’80s acts like the Outfield.
“First Kiss” is nostalgic for a young love and a time when Tom Petty ruled the radio: “Oh how I wish that I could go back in time/ When forever felt like it would never come/ And we never thought we’d turn 21.” The hook channels the euphoric rush of Neon Trees‘ “Everybody Talks,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100.
Kid Rock recently made the news for an op-ed he wrote in The Guardian in which he noted, “I could be a great-great-great-grandfather by the time I’m 80.” The First Kiss album is due on Feb. 24.