Keith Urban releases new single
Thursday, April 26, 2007
– Keith Urban released a new single, "I Told You So," from his "Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing" album, and the song is charting two weeks early, according to his publicist.
"'I Told You So'" started out with just a banjo and a drum machine - how traditional is that?" said Urban. "The song had this infectious Celtic sound. I'd only written the chorus and couldn't think of anything else so I put it aside. Sometime toward the end of the album, I played my little work tape to (producer) Dann (Huff) and he said, 'We've got to do that one.' So I wrote the rest of the song in the studio. The lyric is real stream of consciousness."
The video for "I Told You So" recently premiered on the airwaves on CMT and GAC, as well as online on Yahoo! and keithurban.net. Directed by Charles Mehling, the video was shot in one day at a soundstage in Studio City.
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