Keith Urban’s new single, “Wild Hearts,” is here and it delivers quite the inspirational message.
Out now, “Wild Hearts” is an ode to those chasing their dreams and comes with a reminder to never give up, despite those who may doubt you. The track is not only motivational, it’s also autobiographical as it shares insight into Urban‘s personal journey within the music industry.
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For example, the first verse, “Saw the man in black/ Spotlight in the air/ Heard a thousand screams/ I saw my daddy stare/ Feel like I’ve been runnin’/ Since the day that I was born/ Eagle on my back/ Phoenix on my arm,” is a direct reference to Urban’s very first concert (he saw Johnny Cash with his late father when he was just 5 years old).
The lyrics also reference Urban’s eagle tattoo on his right shoulder blade and his signature phoenix tattoo on his forearm.
Infused with an infectious beat that begs for radio airplay, “Wild Hearts” will undoubtedly fit well within Urban’s live show and come with an arena-wide sing-along each night.
“This goes out to the drifters/ And all of the dreamers/ Ready to fly/ All those born to be rock stars/ Lifting their guitars/ And painting the sky/ Can you hear me?/ All of you lost ones who aren’t really lost ones/ Keep shining your light/ This goes out to the wild cards and all of the wild hearts/ Just like mine,” Urban sings on the chorus.
“Wild Hearts” was co-written by Urban, Brad Tursi, Jennifer Wayne and Eric Paslay and is the follow-up single to to “One Too Many,” his duet with P!nk.
Urban will make his return to the stage this summer with a handful of shows scheduled in the U.S., including his long-awaited return to Las Vegas.