Keith Urban was part of an epic, all-star collaboration recently, when he combined his talents with Elton John and Ed Sheeran, to sing on Foy Vance’s “Guiding Light (Anniversary Edition).” The song was released in honor of the tenth anniversary of Vance’s Joy Of Nothing album, which Vance originally sang with Sheeran.
Urban spoke out about the collaboration on social media, performing an acoustic version of part of the song.
“When [Foy Vance] called and asked if I wanted to be a part of the ten-year anniversary version of ‘Guiding Light’ alongside [Elton John] and Ed Sheeran, I was IN!! It’s such an extraordinary song – almost more of a hymn,” Urban captioned the video. “It so beautifully captures the struggle, pain, grace and beauty of being human – and knowing you can’t do it alone. The first time I heard ‘Guiding Light’ I was riding around on a bike in London and it literally stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t listen to anything after it…I just quietly rode home.
“I’m honored to be your mate Foy and to be with you, Elton, and Ed on this gorgeous track,” he added.
When @foyvance called and asked if I wanted to be a part of the ten-year anniversary version of ‘Guiding Light’ alongside @eltonofficial and Ed Sheeran, I was IN!! It’s such an extraordinary song – almost more of a hymn. It so beautifully captures the struggle, pain, grace and… pic.twitter.com/DjHr1xQDpX
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) November 18, 2023
When “Guiding Light” was first released, Urban said it was an honor that Vance asked him to be part of the all-star collaboration.
“I get a call from Foy that they’re going to do a new version of ‘Guiding Light’, one of my all-time favorite songs, to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Foy writing the song,” Urban said at the time. “And so for me. that was a no brainer. To be on the song period is incredible because it’s such a beautiful song. It’s more of a hymn—it captures all of the beauty and the struggle and everything that it is to be a spiritual being having a human experience. I think this song captures it. So it was an immediate yes from me to be a part of it.”
Urban has a lot more music he is ready to release, but he — and his fans — will have to be patient for a little while. The father of two reveals he has a new album, already completed, but it won’t be out until 2024.
“It’s so frustrating sitting on so much,” Urban told Access Hollywood. “It is a whole album of new music that I’m jonesing to get out, but it won’t be until early across mid to next year.”
Urban just wrapped up his Keith Urban: The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood, although he admitted he was sorry to see it end.
“It’s been a blast,” Urban shared. “We’ve had so much fun. It’s going to be a bummer to finish it off. We’ve only got a handful of shows left in the next couple of weeks. The audience has been amazing. If you came out, thank you so much. [It’s] wild, unpredictable, and it’s just been everything I could have imagined.”
Find all of Urban’s music and tour dates at KeithUrban.com.