Keith Urban performed a new song entitled “Forever” remotely on Late Night With Seth Myers on Wednesday (Sept. 23) evening.
The country superstar also chatted with Myers about his new album during the Tuesday night episode. Urban revealed to Myers that the new album, The Speed Of Now Part 1, was about 70% complete when the novel pandemic began.
“The strange part was the title coming to me last year. Because it does sound like it was about this year, but it was like October last year that I just found everything starting to careen faster and faster wherever I went, you know, around the world,” Urban explained to Myers. “It was just indescribable. Feeling that way about society, people, life in general, like it’s just going too fast, So The Speed of Now was a sort of dig at the absurdity that even the present moment has a speed now. It’s meant to be free of time, and even that has a speed.”
Urban continued to explain that the album’s title took on a brand new meaning during the pandemic as he wrote new songs and completed the album amid the COVID-19 breakout.
“Luckily, I got a studio at the house. You know, that kept me able to make the record and kept me from going crazy,” Urban continued. “Everything I would have done on the road touring, I just channeled into the studio and it ended up on this record.”
“Forever” is a track that appears on Urban’s new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, that was released last week.