Keith Urban has been busy working on his new album, and today we received the first glimpse of what it might be like. If this is any indication of what’s to come, I am all about this new album. A couple of days ago Keith put up this quick teaser of a new song called “Female”.
He released the full audio today and it is powerful. Within the first 30 seconds, I felt that tightness in the back of my throat that you get when you’re about to cry. With lyrics like “when you hear a song that they play saying you run the world. Do you believe it?” and “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it. Just ’cause she was wearin’ a skirt. Oh, is that how that works?”, it’s hard not to.
With the many allegations and stories that have come out in the last few months from those in the entertainment industry and campaigns like #Metoo circulating on Facebook, the conversation has started. It’s started and it should feel good to stand up, to speak up, to speak out, but you see the snide comments and rolling eyes. There are people that just don’t get it, maybe they don’t want to, or maybe they’re just not there yet. I hope this song helps.
Keith will perform at the CMA Awards tonight alongside Eric Church, Darius Rucker, and Lady Antebellum. He is also nominated for 5 awards.