Keith Urban recently released (March 31) his new country-pop single, “Nightfalls.” The country crooner penned the high-energy love song alongside critically acclaimed songsmiths Greg Kurstin and Mozella. The two hitmakers have songwriting credits with Adele, the Foo Fighters, and pop icon Madonna.
“Writing ’Nightfalls’ with Greg Kurstin and Mozella was pure joy,” Urban told Bang Showbiz. “Two summers have gone by with no way to tour, and the desire to have that feeling again inspired every part of this song and recording. In a world so full of real struggles and fractures, I wanna try and bring something to help us exhale and be in the moment – if only for 3 mins and 41 seconds,” he added.
With live music back in action and the world slowing returning to normal, the powerhouse vocalist encourages listeners to unwind, live in the moment, and celebrate life.
“We’ve been through some hard times | I ain’t gonna lie | But I don’t wanna think about it | Not with you right here tonight | Who knows if tomorrow is even gonna come | Stay with me and dance until we see the rising sun | We got lights| We got beer| We got everybody here| Take my hand | Spin me ’round| All I wanna know right now is are you,” the artist sings in the moving melody.
Although the new release does not shine a light on Urban’s impressive guitar skills and signature riffs, his robust vocals are flawlessly backed by a keyboard and heavy drum beats. The delicate blend of instrumentals generated a radio-ready anthem, that is also perfect for his rowdy Vegas residency or upcoming worldwide tour.
“Nightfalls” arrives just weeks before the multi-platinum musician jet sets to the U.K. to kick start his Speed Of Now Tour on April 28. In June, Urban will make his way back to the states to embark on his nationwide trek with breakout star Ingrid Andress.
Country music enthusiasts expected the Australian singer-songwriter to drop “Nightfalls,” as he has been teasing the love-centric single on social media.
On Tuesday (March 29), the 54-year-old took his devoted fans backstage at his must-see Vegas residency at Caesars Palace to break the news. With hit sitcom “Friends” playing in the background – Urban started to reveal his secretive project. In that very moment, his phone “unintentionally” crashed on the ground – interrupting the announcement.
“It’s Keith here. I’m backstage in Las Vegas. We’ve just done a bunch of shows this last week. So fun, and we’ve got more this week. We also have something exciting to tell you. We have a brand new song coming out this Thursday, and it’s called ’Night…” he added while also leaving his listeners on the edge of their seats with a final graphic that read, “To be continued.”
“The one where the phone falls in the middle of making an announcement: Part 1,” he said in the Instagram caption alongside the video.
One day later (March 30), the singer picked his phone back up and shared the highly anticipated title.
“The one where the phone “falls” in the middle of making an announcement: part 2. NIGHTFALLS, out everywhere Thursday. Midnight LA / 8 am London/6 pm Sydney,” he shared. “U.K.!! Tune in to @zoetheball @bbcradio2 for the world premiere tomorrow morning.”
The summertime banger is currently available to stream everywhere. Urban is set to perform at the 2022 CMT Awards on April 11 from 8 pm – 11 pm on CBS.