We Were Us is a duet with country singer Miranda Lambert.
It is the second single from Keith Urban's 2013 album Fuse.
The song tells the story of two former lovers looking back on their lost romance.
From the Album
Urban has known Miranda Lambert since the mid 2000s, when she was his opening act during his Alive in
'05 tour. Urban said that choosing Lambert to collaborate on the track was a no-brainer:
"She's just the real deal. I just love her. I love her artistry. Her voice is awesome.
She would get up and play with us when we were touring with her, and I just felt like our
voices went together really well. So, it was another person that I always had in the back
of my mind and was hoping I could find a song for us one day."
"The song called 'We Were Us' came along," he continued, "and it's actually written as a duet, but the
girl sings first, so I thought 'Let's do it! Let's call Miranda up.' She liked the song, came and sang it,
and various people were going 'Well you can't have her singing first!' Why not? It sounds fine! Again,
it was always just about how the song works best. The song just works best that way. It's a duet.
She's not a backing vocalist."
Urban has a thing for cars, which often finds its way into his music. This song, for instance, includes mentions
of "low beam lights" and a time when "money was gas and dreams were dust." There's even a "backseat promise"
and a "floorboard feeling."
"The car thing features heavily in a lot of my songs because I just love - I love cars," he said.
"And I love listening to music in cars. I love all the 'moments' - all kinds of moments - that we humans
experience only in cars, you know…as couples and arguments and makeup sessions and make-out sessions
and everything. I just love everything to do with cars!"
September 16th, 2013
Nathan Chapman - drum programming, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Miranda Lambert - vocals
Keith Urban - all vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ganjo
"We Were Us" on YouTube
The music video was directed by Reid Long and premiered in November 2013.
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