“I wanted to create the feeling of the journey I’ve been on – hoping that one day I’d be playing live in front of as many people as can be jammed into a concert hall,” said Urban. Of the boom box in the opening scenes of the new video for his latest single “Wild Hearts,” Urban says, “it represents the beginning, when I had no band, and I just played to a couple of people.”
But things didn’t stay that way for Urban and as the video and song reveals his was a steady climb driven by his own dream. “The building I’m playing on starts rising higher, as my audience grows,” explains Urban. “All of this leading to a starry sky becoming a sea of camera phones in the air – a phenomenal sight to see from any stage.”
And after nearly four years, Urban will have the chance to see them again. “All of this gives me the same adrenaline rush. Knowing that we’re heading back out on the road again – it’s been so long since we’ve done that (because of COVID). I feel like a caged animal kicking at the gate to be let out!”
THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR gets underway in April 2022 at the O2 Academy in the UK before launching in the U.S. on June and sending up in Australia in December.
“Wild Hearts” is quintessential Urban.
The fist-pumping, arena-ready, rise-up against all odds anthem is as musically intoxicating as it is infectious and relatable. It’s the follow up to his duet with P!nk, “One Too Many,” which to date has amassed over 400 million worldwide streams.