Get your camera—and headphones—ready and listen to Keith Urban’s new feel-good single, “Polaroid.”
“We’ve come a long way since we were strangers in the basement / At a party we hated, tryna make conversation / The night it was taken, I didn’t have a clue / That someday I’d be somethin’ more than just a boy in a Polaroid with you,” Urban confesses on the chorus of this breezy electronic-leaning country tune.
In a statement, the Aussie country singer explained why he relates to “Polaroid” on a personal level.
“I really connected with the song. I used to have this house that I lived in with a few guys in my band and at some point, someone gave us this Polaroid camera. We used it to take pictures of everybody and everything—crazy stuff that happened. We had all of them posted on a big board and I so clearly saw that the minute I heard the song,” Urban said.
The accompanying video, directed by Dano Cerny, brings the song’s summery pool party vibes to life with a backyard party and special freeze-frame effects.
“It was all centered around a pool party and this contraption called a MoCo that’s programmed to do what you see in the video—swoop in, pan out, look around and swoop right back and do the exact same motion again and again,” Urban said of the vibrant clip. “You’re able to place people in these different places, positions and then freeze moments. It was pretty trippy.”
“Polaroid” follows the release of Urban’s recent singles “We Were” and “God Whispered Your Name.” His new album is set to drop later this year.
Watch the “trippy” video for “Polaroid” below: