Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Keith Urban Album Preview


Trailer Available At:  https://youtu.be/eb_jEfJh1Xo



This Friday marks the release of Keith Urban’s GRAFFITI U, his first new studio album in nearly two years.  The much-anticipated follow up to 2016’s record-breaking, #1 platinum album RIPCORD, GRAFFITI U is a natural musical progression that began with FUSE, but it also marks where Urban currently resides creatively. It’s this sense of presence during his writing and recording process that gives each of Urban’s albums an unabashed honesty and authenticity.


“There were no parameters or preconceived ideas,” says Urban.  “I began this process with a completely blank canvas. Every initial spark is organic and then expanded upon, like the art of graffiti, so the name really fit the music. I also liked the idea of “you” the listener (or the audience), because this is an inclusive experience. And because of my last name we had a little grammatical fun and shortened it to U.”


A soaring spirit spray-painted right from the heart, Urban’s curiosity powers each moment on GRAFFITI U and the very title speaks to that personal and passionate vibrancy, vitality, and vision.


After nine full-length studio albums and millions of, songs, albums and tickets sold worldwide, of his drive to collaborate and explore his musical curiosity Urban says, “I’ve always been creatively curious and I follow that passionately. That’s why I work with different people, and on this album predominantly new people, giving me an opportunity to discover new musical sides of myself.” 


GRAFFITI U, which has already seen the release of “Female” and “Coming Home,” features over thirty songwriting, producer and featured guest performance credits, including Greg Wells, Dann Huff, Mike Elizondo, Ed Sheeran, Ross Copperman, JHart, Julia Michaels, Nicolle Galyon, J.R. Rotem, Shane McAnally, Shy Carter and a signature lick for “Coming Home,” which credits Merle Haggard as one of its songwriters. Urban himself is a writer or producer on all but one of GRAFFITI U’s songs.




Coming Home (Featuring Julia Michaels)

Written by Keith Urban, J.R. Rotem, Julia Michaels, Merle Haggard, Nicolle Galyon

Produced by J.R. Rotem & Keith Urban



Never Comin Down

Written by Keith Urban, Josh Kerr, James Abrahart, Shy Carter

Produced by Josh Kerr & Keith Urban


Same Heart

Written by Keith Urban, Jason Evigan, Emily Weisband, Jordan Minton

Produced by Jason Evigan & Keith Urban


My Wave (Featuring Shy Carter)

Written by Keith Urban, Greg Wells, Shy Carter

Produced by Greg Wells & Keith Urban

Parallel Line

Written by Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin, Johnny McDaid, Julia Michaels, Amy Wadge

Contains elements of “Everglow” courtesy of Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen used by permission.

Produced by Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid & Keith Urban


Drop Top (Featuring Kassi Ashton)

Written by Keith Urban, Jimmy Robbins, Mozella, Josh Osborne

Produced by Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins & Keith Urban


Way Too Long

Written by Oscar Holter, Julia Michaels, Nate Ruess

Produced by Oscar Holter for Wolf Cousins Productions


Horses (Featuring Lindsay Ell)

Written by Matt Rad, Mozella, Jamie Scott

Produced by Matt Rad & Keith Urban



Written by Keith Urban, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Ian Kirkpatrick

Produced by Ian Kirkpatrick & Keith Urban


Texas Time

Written by Max Townsley, Drew Erickson, Steve Lindsey, Dillon O’Brian

Produced by Mike Elizondo & Keith Urban


Love The Way It Hurts (So Good)

Written by Keith Urban, Ben Berger, Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon

Produced by Captain Cuts & Keith Urban



Written by Nicolle Galyon, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally

Produced by Ross Copperman, Dann Huff & Keith Urban


Steal My Thunder

Written by Keith Urban, Jason Evigan, Emily Weisband, Jordan Minton

Produced by Jason Evigan & Keith Urban



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