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.
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.