Country music sensation Keith Urban and legendary artist and songwriter Richard Marx are dropping a new, previously unreleased song Friday.
“I remember Keith saying to me, ‘Ricardo, I love this song but I’m really hungry right now and I hate everything when I’m hungry.’ A couple days later, he was no longer into it,” Marx told People, describing how the song got inadvertently left behind.
Richard Marx Discovered an Old Song He Wrote with Keith Urban, and Decided to Finally Let It See the Light of Day https://t.co/NboAJ5x3f6
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Marx explained that when it comes to creating music, Urban is a bit finicky, stating that the Country artist is “always over the moon about [a song] on Monday and by Wednesday he’s not into it anymore,” Marx said to People.
“It goes from, ‘This is the greatest song that’s ever been written by any two people ever’ to ‘I have no interest in this song whatsoever.’ So I’m used to the sort of bipolar thing that happens when I write with him,” Marx said as he took a few jabs at his friend. (RELATED: REPORT: Britney Spears Is Back And Is Recording Music With Elton John)
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“We wrote it at his house starting at 10 a.m. and by 12:30 p.m., the song was almost done,” Urban said to People.
The single remained in a laptop folder owned by Marx before he rediscovered it, according to People. The track has since morphed into the first of five country songs that Marx will feature in his upcoming album, “Songwriter,” which is slated for release Sept. 30, the outlet reported.
“I sent Keith a voice note saying that I was putting out ‘One Day Longer,’ and he texts me back and he says, ‘I have no recollection of that song, but it sounds really good,'” Marx said to People, as he laughed about the situation.
Urban and Marx have seen great success with their collaborations and shared projects. They have partnered up to create the hit songs ‘Everybody,’ ‘Better Life’ and the ‘Long Hot Summer,’ according to People.