Keith Urban just dropped a brand-new song, “Wild Hearts.” The song, written by Urban, Eric Paslay, Old Dominion‘s Brad Tursi and Runaway June‘s Jennifer Wayne, follows Urban’s hit single, his collaboration with Pink on “One Too Many.”
“Wild Hearts,” which says in part, “Saw the Man in Black, spotlight in the air / Heard a thousand screams, saw my dad’s stare / Feeling that got me running since the day that I was born / Eagle on my back, phoenix on my arm / This goes out to the drifters and all of the dreamers ready to fly / All those born to be rock stars and lifting their guitars and painting the sky,” is a nod to Urban’s early love of music, which began when he was a child living in Australia.
“Wild Hearts” might be from Urban’s next record, since it doesn’t appear on his recent The Speed of Now Part 1 album, which was released in September. Regardless of whether “Wild Hearts” is from an upcoming project or not, one thing is certain: there is plenty more music coming from the country music superstar.
“Never gonna happen,” the 53-year-old told CMT’s Cody Alan, when asked if he ever thought about retiring. “I always think of retiring being about a factory job or a desk job or something that’s not your passion necessarily. I play music because that’s what I do. I love making music, and if I weren’t doing it in the gigs that I’m doing it, I would be doing it in little clubs somewhere, or I’d be doing it at someone’s barbecue, or the weekends somewhere. It’s just what I do. So I would never retire.”
Urban was forced to cancel his 2020 tour because of COVID-19. He has several dates on the calendar for the remainder of 2021, and will resume his Las Vegas residency, at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace on September 17. Find a list of all of his upcoming shows at KeithUrban.com.