Keith Urban looks back on past love with his nostalgic new single “We Were,” released today (May 14).
The singer’s emotion-filled vocals are at the heart of the track alongside steady percussion, delicate banjo and wavering electric guitar accompaniment. All the while, he reminisces about a love that he wishes never came to an end.
The song’s vivid lyrics were penned by fellow country singer Eric Church with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde. "We were leather jackets hangin' onto a Harley/ Two heartbeats in the moonlight/ We were both feet hangin' out over the edge of a water tower skyline/ At least there's a little bit of sweet in the bitter/ Though part of me is always gonna miss her/ I am who I am/ I just miss who I was when we were,” Urban croons on the chorus.
"When I first heard ‘We Were,’ I not only heard it, but I saw it," Urban says in a statement. "It made me feel something. The imagery is so strong — a stamp on the back of a hand, a Saturday night cover band, the girlfriend (or boyfriend) we ran with and a fake ID (which, of course, I never had). So many of us can relate, or likely will relate, at some point!"
Listen to “We Were” below.