Last month four-time GRAMMY Award winner and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, released his new single â€œGod Whispered Your Name.â€Â A week later it was his biggest streaming debut to date.Â As it continues to move up the charts, now comes the release of the songâ€™s official music video, directed by Jennifer Massaux, that perfectly complements a song that as Urban states can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. See the video hereÂ https://umgn.us/GWYNVideo. To listen to â€œGod Whispered Your Nameâ€ click here https://strm.to/KUGWYN.
â€œI wanted to first try and capture a sense of isolation, a lonely, dark place, that transitions into light a bit more as the video progresses, which for me is how I found my own world opening up as I went along my journey,â€ said Urban.
But as Urban tells it the video had its challenges. â€œThat dark and lonely place, was underneath a warehouse in Nashville, literally the darkest, dank and smelly place.Â We spent the whole morning there shooting everything that you now see in the first part of the video.â€
But the smell wasnâ€™t the only challenge.
â€œThere was water in this room that I thought was like an inch deep,â€ explains Urban.Â â€œSo, I opened the door, walked in and it was really about a foot.Â The first idea I had was to put my feet and socks into a garbage bag – tie them up and put my shoes on.Â Iâ€™d have my foot, my sock, a garbage bag and then my shoe – it made so much sense – but the water went everywhere.Â At the end of the shoot I took my boots off and they were drenched – probably as much water in the bag as there was in the waterway!â€
The videoâ€™s cinematic sense of space and light is represented best as Urban is seen, from a variety of different drone shots, playing his guitar while balanced atop a boulder on an extraordinary mountainscape located just outside of the small town of Lancaster, California. â€œPlaying guitar atop a boulder is definitely not a great idea.Â You just kinda lose yourself in what youâ€™re doing, and every minute or two you realize what youâ€™re doing, and you think, â€˜I better not fall off this big ass boulder!â€™â€
But in the end, Urbanâ€™s goal is very basic.Â â€œFor me, a good music video takes the song to another level.Â It maybe gives the song a bit more dimension and hopefully weâ€™ve done that with this one.”