Keith Urban Ready To Fly With New Song, ‘Superman’

Keith Urban is offering fans another taste of what’s to come on his upcoming album, The Speed of Now Part…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 17, 2020


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Keith Urban is offering fans another taste of what’s to come on his upcoming album, The Speed of Now Part 1, with the release of the infectious summer anthem, “Superman.”

The upbeat pop/country tune has Urban looking back on a relationship, reminiscing about better times.

“When I was with you, baby, I was Superman/ Yeah, we were sky high, there was nothing better/ When I was with you, grabbin’ that live wire/ Where we were Johnny and June in a ring of fire/ Now you’re caught up in my head like a melody/ Of the sweetest summer song that we used to sing/ Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh/ When I was with you,” he sings on the chorus.

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In a recent interview with Variety, the award-winning country star revealed that he teamed up with an eclectic mix of writing to pen the tune.

“I did a writing retreat here in Nashville, and I particularly wanted to put together people I’d written with, but hadn’t written with together. There’s this three-man collective from Los Angeles called Captain Cuts that I wrote a song with on the ‘Graffiti U’ album, and they bring this kind of frat-house, loose, go-at-anything vibe it’s really exciting to be around,” he explained. “And Craig Wiseman, a Nashville writer who I really, really love, comes at things from a different vibe again. I put Captain Cuts, Craig Wiseman and myself in a room, and ‘Superman’ was the result of that first-day collaboration.”

The just-released “Superman” music video features Urban as a hand-drawn, animated, flipbook character. Click above to watch.

The Speed of Now Part 1, featuring “Superman,” “Polaroid” and Urban’s latest single, “God Whispered Your Name,” arrives everywhere on September 18, 2020.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.