‘Ripcord’ features a virtual who's who of creative collaborators for an album that Urban says was his “most exhilarating album to make, both musically and creatively.”
“This album's journey began back in January, 2015 and took me to a lot of unexplored people and places,” added Urban. “The end result was the recording and exploring of more songs then I've ever done before and carving that down to what I felt constituted ‘Ripcord.’”
For the 12-track album, Urban amassed an eclectic group of Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning writers and co-producers, who that have collectively worked with the likes of Adele, Jason Aldean, David Bowie, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Fun, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Pink and Taylor Swift.
They include new collaborations with Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Greg Wells and Nile Rodgers, as well as those who Urban has worked with before, including Shane McAnally, Ross Cooperman, Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman all of whom worked with Urban on his previous No. 1 album, ‘Fuse.’
“Getting to work with people like this was unlike anything I've envisioned before,” said Urban. “It's the result of writing, reaching, imagining, and following the muse every step of the way.”