Country singer, Keith Urban is primarily known for his upbeat, hard-driving contemporary style. His latest single, Blue Ain’t Your Color, from his current album, RipCord, released this past September, is a clear departure from that sound and style his fans know and love.
Urban is no stranger to the occasional romantic or heartbreak song, but Blue Ain’t Your Color is beautifully written in a classic, waltz-style, which is a welcomed relief in a country market that’s becoming saturated with similar sounding music, production, and lyrics.
So much of the song is timeless – the minimal production, melodic hook, and even the black-and-white music video, which features actress and supermodel Amber Valletta. Urban does stretch his artistic and creative muscles a bit by incorporating some electronic drums and other modern elements into the production of the song, giving it a unique “old-meets-new” sort of feel.
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Ripcord is undoubtedly Urban’s boldest project to date. And though his first three singles from the album (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Break on Me” and “Wasted Time”) push his contemporary boundaries, it’s refreshing to hear him return to a timeless style, which might be exactly what country radio needs right now.
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