Keith Urban – We Were is out now!

May 23rd, 2019

Urban runs through a roster of vivid imagery — leather jackets on a Harley; feet hanging over the edge of a water tower; a car parked discreetly with the top down in a remote field according to Billboard Magazine — selling each snapshot with his understated phrasing. But “We Were” also succeeds thanks to Urban’s fluid guitar playing. Listen to the way his solo connects the present with the past, as it winds its way through memory after memory.

Nostalgic songs are a dime a dozen in country music. Fortunately, “We Were” — written by Ryan Tyndell, Jeff Hyde and country superstar Eric Church — looks back from a different angle, one where the narrator is content with his life today, but still can’t help miss who he was then, with the one that got away.

“I like the idea that life just happens,” says Urban in a statement. “At some point, whether in the moment or not, you just gotta go with it.”

The follow-up to Graffiti U‘s “Never Comin’ Down,” “We Were” is the latest single for Urban, who was named Entertainer of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM. He’s set to perform at a number of festivals this summer, including September’s Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee.

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