â€œâ€˜Burdenâ€™ is a song that I wanted to capture and shape in the way that I was feeling it in my heart – and if we did that, to share it straight away,â€ said Urban. â€œItâ€™s not like itâ€™s a brand new single, itâ€™s a song that moved me, that I decided to record, with the hope that other people might like it too.â€
Keith Urban performed â€œBurden,â€ on the 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards tonight, a song originally written and recorded by well-known Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance.Â The four-time GRAMMY AwardÂ© winnerâ€™s emotionally charged impassioned performance marks the digital-only release of a song as Urban says â€œcame together really fast.â€Â He adds, â€œso in this situation, with technology as it is today, and with the ability for artists to share music in real-time, I decided to get this song out there.â€
â€œBurdenâ€ can be streamed now at http://strm.to/Burden.
Recorded in Nashville with co-producer Dave Cobb, the song is a â€œbeautifully written, minimalist prayerâ€ that Urban says spoke to him.Â â€œLike the paint thatâ€™s drying on a heart thatâ€™s broke.Â Let me carry your burden.â€
â€œThe brevity of the song spoke to me,â€ added Urban.Â â€œAs someone that has needed to hear that song in my life and needed to hear that offered to me and as someone that wanted to offer that thought to someone else. I love songs that speak to the human condition of struggle and the idea that â€˜itâ€™s okay, I can help youâ€¦let me carry your burden.â€
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