Today marks the release of a brand-new track, â€œComing Home,â€ from Keith Urbanâ€™s forthcoming, highly anticipated album GRAFFITI U.Â â€œComing Homeâ€ builds upon a musical exploration that was apparent on both his previous #1 albums FUSE and RIPCORD. Â In fact, â€œComing Homeâ€ not only features the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist Julia Michaels, but credits Merle Haggard as a co-writer.
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As Urban explains, â€œComing Homeâ€Â started with an idea I had of using the intro of one of my favorite Haggard songs â€œMama Triedâ€ – to build an entirely new song around it. Â Then, I took the idea to J.R. Rotem and he put some chords around it. I jotted down the first words that the music made me feel, jumped on a mic and sang the chorus.â€
â€œHearing that rolling Haggard guitar lickÂ sparked memories of my childhood – and my dream to come to America.â€ added Urban.Â â€œI knew right then the story (of the song) was about the struggles of being in a city where your dreams have brought you, but far from your home â€“ Â wherever, whomever and whatever that is for each of us.â€
Of Julia Michaels Urban said, â€œJuliaâ€™s writing contribution extended into the idea of the need to want to physically be home. She summed up the whole story in one sentence.Â “Yeah, I know itâ€™s only one call away, but itâ€™s not the same.â€ Â For me, that simple phrase said so much, especially when she sang it!
Added Urban, â€œI called Theresa Haggard and Ben Haggard to play them what weâ€™d been working on.Â It was important to me to have their blessing- and Iâ€™m so grateful that they love the song.â€
â€œComing Homeâ€ was written by Urban, J.R. Rotem, Julia Michaels, Merle Haggard and Nicolle Galyon and was co-produced by Rotem and Urban.
The 58-city â€œGRAFFIT U WORLD TOUR 2018,â€ kicks off on June 15thÂ at St. Louisâ€™s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
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