His outfit for the clip was inspired by an appearance with Carrie Underwood.

By Robyn Collins

Keith Urban has released the music video for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” the new single from his latest album Ripcord.”

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Hours before the release, the country superstar went on Facebook live and answered questions from fans. During the chat, Urban revealed that the inspiration for the clip came from playing with Carrie Underwood for the finale of American Idol. He performed in a suit on the show so he played in a suit for the video.

Urban also discussed all of the “firsts” for the video, including using director Carter Smith, the actress model Amber Valletta, the location and playing as a three-piece band with Jerry Flowers on bass and Seth Rausch on drums.

Urban credits Smith with much of the creative decision-making for the video. He said Smith came up with the treatment as well as the idea to use an empty bar to create an “almost dreamlike” setting. The video was shot in black and white to give it a retro feel.

The country star added that it was his choice to have a three-piece band and told fans he loved the song when he heard it, because it was a “cool thing to say to a girl.”

Watch the video here:

And check out Urban’s Facebook chat:


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