Ripcord – that’s the name of Keith Urban’s forthcoming eighth studio album.
Ripcord – KU pic.twitter.com/mqEdUzXelc
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) October 24, 2015
Are you scratching your head a little bit, too? It’s okay. I’ll admit when I first saw this one, I didn’t exactly “get it.” What does that mean? What is a ripcord?
So I “googled” and found that a ripcord is a device used to open a parachute.
It’s also an amusement park free-fall ride, a 1960s TV series and a character in G.I. Joe’s Real American Hero world, all related to skydiving.
So I’m sticking with this parachute-related definition as a possible means of inspiration. Think about it: It symbolizes adventure, risk, something daring, something breathtaking, something … life-changing?
It’s the thing that saves you when you go over the edge. Sounds like great inspiration for an album to me.
And yes, I could be completely wrong in my assessment. Only Urban can explain his reasoning behind the title – and I can’t wait to ask him.