Keith Urban has released the brand new single “Wild Hearts,” an uplifting track with pop and rock elements that the country superstar co-produced with Mitch Furr. Urban wrote the Hit Red/Capitol Nashville track with three fellow artists, Eric Paslay, Brad Tursi of Old Dominion, and Jennifer Wayne from Runaway June.
The song is an empowering call-to-arms to anyone who dares to dream, with lyrics such as “I’m here to tell you anything can happen in this life if you got the heart and the passion and a God lit fire inside.” On the chorus, Urban sings: “This goes out to the drifters and all of the dreamers ready to fly/All those born-to-be rock stars, keep lifting your guitars and painting the sky/Can you hear me? All of you lost ones who aren’t really lost ones, keep shining your light/This goes out to the wild cards, who’s got a wild heart just like mine?”
The song is the follow-up to Urban’s “One Too Many,” featuring P!nk, which recently became his 43rd Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. He climbed into the Top 40 of that countdown this week as the guest artist on Breland’s “Throw It Back,” which climbs 43-38.
Urban recently spoke to UK radio station Smooth Country about his passion for working with other artists. “I’ve always loved collaborating,” he said. “I’ve always loved the discovery of unexpected collaborations, whether it’s with P!nk or Nile Rodgers or Breland or Eric Church or whoever it is. Pitbull is on one of my tracks, from two albums ago [‘Sun Don’t Let Me Down.’ also featuring Rodgers, from 2016’s Ripcord].
He added that another ambition will now not be fulfilled. “I really wanted to do something with Daft Punk, and I was heartbroken that they’ve disbanded,” said Urban. “That was somebody who was probably top of my list of artists who I really, really, really admire – the work that they have done in the studio. Because it’s the highest level of that kind of craftsmanship. They’re just unbelievably great at it.”