Keith Urban reflects on the freedom of youth in his lighthearted new video for “Wasted Time.”
Directed by John Urbano, the nostalgia-filled clip shows Urban soaking up the joy of a summertime outdoor party appropriately set along a dirt road. With a roaring fire beside him and a banjo in hand, he lets go of his cares and tries to remember how it felt to be young and carefree.
Although both the song and video carry some of the same cliches repeated frequently in mainstream country songs about the good ole days, Urban still manages to infuse some real feeling into the lyrics. This sentiment likely came out of the song’s natural evolution that occurred during co-writing sessions with James Abrahart.
“[Abrahart] suggested the title, and before we knew it, we were talking about growing up and all the things you do, no matter where you are in the world, and the song just took off from there,” Urban said in a press release.
“Wasted Time” is Urban’s latest single off his upcoming ninth studio album, Ripcord. Set to hit stores on May 6, the album features his two previous hit singles “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me.”