Keith Urban and Eric Church joined forces for a new version of “We Were” and it just might be even better than the original.
Urban teased the new recording on Sunday (Oct. 20) with a photo of the pair in the studio together.”#WeWere feat. @ericchurchmusic • TOMORROW,” he wrote.
The superstar delivered on his promise Monday morning, sharing the new rendition of the song via social media. The new version of the nostalgic tune features Church’s vocals beginning with the second verse.
It’s the perfect pairing as Church is one of the co-writers on the song, along with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde. Urban, however, had no idea Church had a hand in writing it until after he recorded it.
“It got sent to me, not by Eric, but by someone who finds songs for me,” Urban previously told Bobby Bones on iHeartRadio’s The Bobby Bones Show. “I didn’t know he was a writer, which was really cool, because it wasn’t until we recorded the song, it was all done, and I found out after the fact.”
Church later opened up about having Urban record one of his songs saying, it was the “coolest thing.”
“It was perfect that he’s the guy that did that and did it better than I could’ve done it,” he shared. “I love hearing it on the radio. It’s fun for me. I came to this town to be a songwriter, so for me, I’m not sure if that’s not as proud as I’ve been as when you get a song cut by somebody else and then it becomes a hit.”
Fans can listen to “We Were” featuring Keith Urban and Eric Church below.