Between studio time and trying to sell his luxurious $2.1 million dollar mansion in Detroit, Kid Rock’s got a lot going on. Oh and don’t forget about his campaign to get the In N’ Out burger chain to venture down south, either. At the end of the day, Kid Rock knows what Kid Rock likes and he’s going to live out his life and act accordingly. This no-holds-barred approach is exactly what’s gained him quite the audience over the years.
The project he’s been teasing is officially out and, like any Kid Rock project, it’s bound to elicit some pretty strong reactions. That’s kind of the point of this one, though. His new song and accompanying music video criticize “cancel culture” with the track titled “Don’t Tell Me How to Live.”
Kid Rock Doesn’t Do Subtle
The art of subtlety isn’t really Kid Rock’s thing. That probably wasn’t ever a question after all his famous rants and raves over the years, but “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” might be his most in-your-face work yet. He talks about the current state of the world as he sees it and how he feels about it, too. Spoiler alert: it’s not exactly a love song.
Here are just some of the lyrics from the work:
So what the f—s up with all the backlash? // You snowflakes, here’s a news flash!
And, these minions and their agendas // Every opinion has a millennial offended // But this amendment one, it rings true // And if you don’t dissent, b—-, then see number two.
The colorful language is scattered throughout the new single, so here’s your potential Not Suitable For Work warning. If you’re ready to press play, you can do so right here:
Friendships and Collaborations
Kid Rock knows that not everyone finds themselves in his corner. The thing is, he has plenty of others who actually do, including Country star Michael Ray. The two recently collaborated for Ray’s “Higher Education” and Ray only had good things to say about his buddy, who apparently inspired the whole track.
“For me, just being good buddies with Kid Rock … he’s been there for me during some low times. He’s just one of my favorite artists and people,” he previously relayed.
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and renowned songwriter Tim Montana also joined Ray and Kid for the star-studded song. The unlikely group came together after Ray pointed out a series of connections between them.
“He (Montana) is how I know Kid Rock and Billy Gibbons. He and Billy Gibbons have a hot sauce together, they’re in business together so they’re really, really tight, as well as Kid Rock. So I was like, ‘You think they would do it?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah, man, absolutely.'”
Here’s that official music video: