Somewhere In My Car by Keith Urban
‘Somewhere In My Car’ continues the recent musical direction of Keith Urban, singing the stories of unexpected love or in this case, the sudden dissolution of a relationship. Mixing guitar, pop and electro influences, ‘Somewhere In My Car’ is an invitation to remember how a car can become the universe of a couple.
Following the title, the scenes in ‘Somewhere In My Car’ are mostly shot in a car, in pouring rain background. In the debut, the male character is driving in the evening to an unknown destination, remembering the absence of his partner. She is represented indirectly through image overlaying, for example her face is shown, while he is waiting at the semaphore.
‘Somewhere In My Car’ is in fact his image about the end of their relationship, since he is the one represented alone in an empty room, tracing her presence on their pictures. His car was the witness of their happiness, as suggested the tender scenes in the rain. The painful breaking is associated with the emergence of a fire, the power of a thunder, completed by Keith Urban’s solo performance on the guitar. He wishes to turn back time, as shown by the image of reversed rain drops, but the final images of the video show her leaving in the rain.
‘Somewhere In My Car’ is a country song with rock influence, in Keith Urban’s traditional style. The song was written by the artist and JT Harding, one of the most appreciated songwriters in country industry, contributing to ‘Alone With You’ (Jake Owen) or ‘Closer Tonight’ (Billy Currington). ‘Somewhere In My Car’, released in June 2014, is the fourth single promoting Keith Urban studio album ‘Fuse’, following the success registered with ‘Cop Car’. The uptempo country song was produced by Keith Urban and Dann Huff, famous for his mastering technique as remarked in ‘Man In The Mirror’ (Michael Jackson), ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (Celine Dion) or ‘Red’ (Taylor Swift).
The video promoting ‘Somewhere In My Car’ was released in September 20014, directed by John Urbano, creating attractive videos for One Direction, Justin Timberlake or Tim Timbaland. For the simple, yet sensitive story of a failed relationship, that still created regrets in the soul of one of the former partneres, John Urbano implied a sober sepia background, as well as suggestive scenes such a white empty room, to mark the loneliness of the man remembering his happy moments.