Keith Urban has just revealed a lyric video for his newest single, “Break on Me.” The song is from Urban’s eighth highly anticipated and forthcoming studio album, Ripcord, which he plans to release in 2016. Written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, the single is the latest from Urban’s studio album. The clip of “Break on Me” displays the lyrics to the powerful song in block letters against the backdrop of a crinkled piece of paper.
Urban only released the song “Break on Me” last week, which became the No. 1 most added single on country radio. Previously, in June 2015, from Ripcord, Keith released his first single from the record “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” becoming his 19th No. 1 song.
The touching ballad is a comfort to all of those who are in emotional pain. In the chorus, Keith comes from a place of his own heartbreak to offer himself to a brokenhearted friend. Many wonder at the true meaning of whether it is a shoulder to cry on or even possibly a new romantic revival. Nicole Kidman, Keith’s wife, also lost her father Dr. Antony Kidman, on Sept. 12 while visiting his other daughter and her family in Singapore.
The actress opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show in 2014, about dealing with her grief and how her husband has helped. “He (Keith Urban) literally carried me after my father’s death. He has been so good to me for nine years, but for the last month, which has been a really tough time for me … he’s been amazing,” said the actress on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With Nicole and Keith, it seems “Break on Me” is lovingly mutual.
Since Urban just suffered the loss of his beloved father, Robert from cancer on December 5, 2015, Keith paid tribute to him just days before at the unveiling of his Keith Urban So Far exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Even more touching in the exhibit is some of the adorable costumes young Urban wore onstage as a child performer, many sewn by his father.
Keith said in several interviews, “My dad particularly always thought it was important that I dressed like a performer. A lot of these country music talent quests I did in Australia, they often had categories for best dressed male or best dressed female and I often won. Sometimes it was the only thing I won!” Continuing, Keith tells media “The exhibit] is bittersweet a little bit because [my dad] is the catalyst for all of this,” Urban told Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper at the opening on the first of December 2015. “My dad is the catalyst for me living in America.”
Keith is working in the studio with famed producer and musician Nile Rodgers, who called Urban a “monster guitar player” in an interview with Radio.com, saying, “Why don’t people think of him as a guitar god? I’ve played with [Mahavishnu] John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and he’s in that league. When you hear he and I play together, we’re killin’ it!”
With the new video lyrics release, so many fans and listeners have responded to the emotional connection of Keith’s song “Break on Me” and find tears in their eyes at the truly heartfelt lyrics. One fan responded with “Such an emotional song, makes me think of how many times my husband has comforted me when I break down thinking of our son we lost 7 years ago, I don’t know what I would do without him.”
Truly, Keith Urban has released the video lyrics to which we all can relate when losing a loved one or suffering from an emotional trauma. Keith has always touched the hearts with his music, however, this song “Break on Me” is the deepest tribute to love, loss and the strength of one’s love to see us through.