Keith Urban remembers simpler days, old-school style, in new song 'Polaroid'

The tune has a nostalgic throwback vibe.

ByCarena Liptak via GMA logo
April 24, 2020, 1:50 PM

Keith Urban’s newest tune is a nostalgic throwback to a time when life seemed a little simpler. Driven by feel-good guitar riffs, "Polaroid" tells the story of a time before smartphone cameras.

"We’ve come a long way since we was drinkers in the basement ... At a party we hated, trying to make conversation," he sings in the chorus. "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, 52, said the song reminds him of his younger days, in an interview with Billboard.

"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,” he remembered, according to Billboard. "We used it to take pictures of everybody and everything -- crazy stuff that happened. We had all these different pictures posted on a big board and I so clearly saw that the minute I heard the song."

"Polaroid" follows Urban's recently released single, "God Whispered Your Name." Both tracks are from the Australian crooner's next album, which he has hinted he’ll drop later this year.

When he debuted "Polaroid" on Friday, the country star also shared the official music video.