Never Comin' Down

Album: Graffiti U (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Keith Urban co-wrote "Never Comin' Down" with Josh Kerr, James Abrahart and Shy Carter while in a writing camp set up by his publisher. The boot-stomping anthem captures the energy and spirit of being lost in music at a show or being at the center of a party.

    "Those three guys were mixing up some sort of various cocktail environment figuratively and literally upstairs, and there was just such a great thing happening up there," recalled Urban. "I had this drum beat that I had carried around for a bit, and I presented that, and we started building on that. It really started with a tribal rhythmic feel."
  • The video takes place mainly in a club and follows a shy and awkward young man who after getting dropped off there by Urban, gains confidence on the dance floor. The clip was directed by Curtis Smith, who was also at the helm for Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color."

    "In casting, we took the people that were happiest to be themselves - whatever that was," Smith explained. "We brought in voguers, break dancers, hip-hop dancers - line dancers - everybody's dancing together for this one song, on this one night."
  • Urban said in a behind-the-scenes video: "When we wrote this song, it felt like just total liberation, just be who you are, whoever that is, be comfortable in your own skin and find other people who are comfortable in their own skin and that'll be the one thing you have in common. The spirit on the song is definitely coming through in this video."

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