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Keith Urban Teams Up with Nile Rodgers and Breland For Energetic “Out The Cage” Video

Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Breland appear in the clip for the song off Keith Urban’s ‘The Speed of Now Part 1’

Keith Urban‘s visual for brand new single “Out The Cage” shows of the genre-fluid music star’s true passion for collaboration.

The music video, filmed in Sydney with country-trap songwriter/producer and performer, Breland, followed a two-week quarantine for the pair. Mirroring the single’s lightning-bolt intensity and the track’s lyrical theme of wanting to bust out of your surroundings, the clip features a quick cut stream of imagery as the pair feed off of each other’s energy.

Don’t know just how long but I’ve
Been trapped in here quite a while
Wonder if I’ll make it out, ahh, ahh
I miss my friends, I miss the sky
Feel like I just live to die

“Out The Cage” song collaborator and legendary funk master Nile Rodgers filmed his part for the visual in Connecticut. This single marks the first time the pair have collaborated on a Keith Urban release since “Sun Don’t Let Me Down” from Urban’s 2016-released, number-one album Ripcord.

keith urban our the cage

“The freneticism of the rhythm makes me wanna take off and start running or……just break something,” says Keith Urban of the track. “’Out the Cage’ began with an idea I had to build upon a Nineties English house breakbeat rhythm; I’ve always loved Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, those kinds of rhythmic energies.”

“Out The Cage” was one of four tracks written during Urban’s Covid-induced lockdown in 2020.

“I really wanted this song to speak to liberation of all sorts, even if that’s somebody in a dead-end job, somebody that’s stuck in a relationship that’s going nowhere and they can’t get out, someone imprisoned in their own mind.” says Urban.

The multi-platinum, five-time ARIA and Grammy award winning artist continues to see the accolades roll in from his latest album, The Speed Of Now Part 1. The record, released last September, marks the fourth number one album debut in the United States, Canada and Australia.

The album features “One Too Many”, Urban’s double Platinum ARIA number six duet with P!nk,  the US Top 5 hit “God Whispered Your Name,” as well as international chart climbers “Polaroid,” and “Superman”.

In December this year Keith Urban will tour The Speed Of Now Part 1 across Australia with Perth band Birds of Tokyo announced as the special guest.

Keith Urban The Speed of Now World Tour

With special guests Birds of Tokyo

Wednesday, December 1st
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, December 3rd
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, December 4th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Monday, December 6th
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW

Wednesday, December 8th
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA

Friday, December 10th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, December 11th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, December 14th
RAC Arena, Perth, WA

Friday, December 17th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, December 18th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, December 19th
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Tickets on sale now via the Keith Urban website