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.
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.