Keith Urban was op 26 juni in New York City en gaf een dynamische performance van zijn huidige single Coming Home live in de Tonight Show met Jimmy Fallon.
In de song Coming Home horen we een riff van Mama Tried van country grootheid en legende Merle Haggard. Keith heeft contact opgenomen met Merle's weduwe, Theresa Haggard en zoon, Ben, om te vragen of hij het mocht gebruiken en toch was hij erg nerveus toen hij de song uitgbracht.
I was very much [nervous] . . . I didn’t want to just shove [the riff] into a song,” aldus Keith. “A lot of times when you hear a sample [from another song], it’s just kind of shoved into the middle of a song as it is, and I wanted something a little bit more artistic with it. J.R. Rotem, who co-wrote ‘Coming Home’ and co-produced it, he took the sample from the original recording of ‘Mama Tried,’ and then manipulated it a bit and wrote these chords around it. When he had done that and I sat in the studio and listened to the music, I just . . . I wrote that chorus out, almost stream of conscious. But, it was really that lick from Merle that made me miss home, think about home, growing up in Australia—all of it just came flooding back and it was that riff that triggered it, so it was a really important part of the song for me.
Coming Home is geschreven door Keith, J.R. Rotem, Julia Michaels, Nicolle Galyon en Merle Haggard en is momenteel na 14 weken de nummer 10 in de Country Airplaycharts van Billboard . In In de song horen we ook Julia, die via video verscheen tijdens Keith's Tonight Show performance.
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