The video, directed by Andy Hines (Logic, Big Sean), features the country star traveling through a surreal reality that spans bustling city streets and breathtaking countryside vistas. “The concept for the video was really Andy Hines’ idea,” says Urban. “He suggested the heightened reality that we see in the video, which keeps it more like a dream — an idea, more than an actuality.”
Fitting the song’s theme, the destination arrives when Urban finds himself in his sweet spot: the stage. He’s joined by Michaels, who is also one of the song’s co-writers, for a pivotal feature in a climactic collaboration that will send the viewers home happy.
“It was also important to have Julia there,” Urban says, “She’s great energy to be around and I love singing with her, so I wanted us to be on stage at the same time to capture that.” Michaels suggests that the infectious energy in the video is as genuine and lasting as it appears.
“Being on set with Keith was magical. He’s a rare person on and off-set — full of love and positive energy, “ she says. “He surrounds himself with like-minded people such as his band who were incredible as well. I’m grateful to be a part of this video and grateful to be able to call this kick-ass human, a friend.”
“Coming Home” is the album opener from Urban’s 10th studio album Graffiti U, available now via Hit Red & Capitol Records. He is also gearing up for his Graffiti U tour, which begins June 15 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis. More tour dates and tickets can be found here.
Check out the video for “Coming Home” featuring Julia Michaels below.