It’s no surprise that Nicole Kidman serves as her husband Keith Urban’s muse. Sometimes when he doesn’t even write the songs himself, they end up being about his bride, who he lovingly calls “Nic.”
His latest single “We Were” was co-written by Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde, and Church told Taste of Country, “There’s a line in there about ‘two heartbeats in the moonlight in leather jackets on a back of a Harley.’ I don’t ride a Harley…He and Nicole used to do that when they first started dating, and they were touring, they would jump on his Harley and they would put on their leather jackets and they’d go ride up in the countryside before the show.”
A song Urban did write himself – with Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Ian Kirkpatrick – that is about Kidman is called “Gemini.” The song is on his latest album Graffiti U, which was released in April 2018, but was never a single.
While calling into the Kyle and Jackie O Show, an Australian radio show, Kidman spoke to them about the Big Little Lies Season 2 finale, but afterwards, Kyle brought up “Gemini,” which touches on Urban and Kidman’s sex life.
In part of the chorus, Urban sings,
“She’s a maniac in the bed
But a brainiac in her head
And I know that everybody knows
Ooh, that she’s both”
Kyle asked her, “Did you say to him, ‘Watch what you say about me, darling!’” and the actress responded, “I don’t sensor his art…if I can be a muse for it.”
She continues, “It is embarrassing, but at the same time, it’s better than saying, ‘God, I’m so bored. Make an effort, Nicole!'”
Kyle also brought up the lyric where he sings, “She’s waking to make love in the middle of the night,” and Kidman may not have known about that lyric!
“No, what?! Shut up. You’re making that up. Shut up, Kyle!” she responded.
Last year, Urban spoke with Entertainment Tonight about “Gemini,” and revealed that his wife wasn’t in the room when room when he wrote it.
“No, that’s why I got so intimate, I’m sure,” he shared. “I was missing her, maybe.”
He continued, “When I create, rarely do I have a set idea. ‘Gemini’ started with the four of us in that room. Ian had a cool groove going and I started playing guitar and melody starts coming. Justin and Julia are asking me about Nic, ‘Tell us about Nic.’ And I said, ‘Well, she’s a Gemini,’ and they’re like, ‘Ooh.’ And Julia starts singing, ‘Baby, she’s both,’ and the song just started to take off from there.”
Listen to “Gemini” below.