“Raise ‘Em Up”
Keith Urban with Eric Church
Written by Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele
A collaboration between Keith Urban and Eric Church was bound to have personality and charm, but what the two gentlemen pull off the best is a sense of breezy confidence. None of the bombast that usually occurs when superstars collide is evident here, as it was on “We Were Us.”
That being said, the song itself is a middling effort. I think that my biggest issue is that Urban’s delivery of the verses directly lifts the melody from his earlier hit, “Somebody Like You.” My ears couldn’t get past that.
I wouldn’t turn the radio off if this came on, but I’d be able to keep doing whatever I was already doing without being distracted.