Ever since we heard word of this insane albeit rather unusual and unexpected collaboration between Keith Urban and Post Malone we’ve been wanting to know all of the details!
Keith had teased the music pairing just last week while speaking with E! News at Spotify’s 2nd Annual Secret Genius Awards, telling fans that they were working on a cover song for a music tribute.
“I love Post,” Keith had said. “We collaborated on a song for this Elvis [Presley] special that’s going to be coming out in January.”
And basically that’s all we knew about the song. Until now!
Keith urban shares details about his collaboration with post malone on the kyle and jackie o show
The ‘Wasted Time’ singer joined Kyle and Jackie O this morning for a special cohosting event when he revealed further details about his work with Posty, including the particular song they were working on,what it’s going to sound like and how the heck this particular pairing came about.
“I’m a huge fan of his and my manager knew that,” explained Keith.
“And so they were doing this Elvis special which is basically, do you remember the ’68 comeback special that Elvis did? It’s kind of iconic…They wanted to do a 50th anniversary of that and recreate the stage, recreate the whole scene the way it was shot in ’68.
“They even brought in the original producer who is in his 80s now to oversee the whole thing and recreate it magnificently.”
Basically Keith and Post, along with a bunch of other big names including Shawn Mendes and Alicia Cara, were all asked to recreate a particular Elvis song for this TV special. So which song in particular will Keith and Post Malone join up on?
“‘Baby What Do You want Me To Do’,” continued Keith. “It’s kind of this swaggery, bluesy thing.”
And well, after hearing the sort of work that Keith can do with covers when he performed Happier by Marshmello and Bastille live on air with us this morning, we have no doubt that this one with Post Malone will be simply spectacular!
The Elvis Special will air in January next year so we’ve got just a little while to wait yet until we get to hear Keith and Posty’s version of ‘Baby What Do You Want Me To Do’! But in the meantime, treat your ears to his other cover below!