Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban released the music video for his biggest streaming song to date, “God Whispered Your Name”, a song that Urban says can “mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people”. For the music video, Urban says he “wanted to first try and capture a sense of isolation, a lonely, dark place, that transitions into light a bit more as the video progresses, which for me is how I found my own world opening up as I went along my journey”, but finding a dark, lonely place that looked perfect on camera was challenging behind the scenes.
“That dark and lonely place, was underneath a warehouse in Nashville, literally the darkest, dank and smelly place. We spent the whole morning there shooting everything that you now see in the first part of the video”, Urban noted of the video, adding that not only was the smell a challenge, but water was as well. “There was water in this room that I thought was like an inch deep…So, I opened the door, walked in and it was really about a foot. The first idea I had was to put my feet and socks into a garbage bag – tie them up and put my shoes on. I’d have my foot, my sock, a garbage bag and then my shoe – it made so much sense – but the water went everywhere. At the end of the shoot I took my boots off and they were drenched – probably as much water in the bag as there was in the waterway!”
Despite the challenges the warehouse brought, the end result is the most important part to Urban. “For me, a good music video takes the song to another level. It maybe gives the song a bit more dimension and hopefully we’ve done that with this one.”