- Publish Date
- Monday, 20 July 2020, 5:36PM
Keith Urban is back with a brand new single and we are loving it.
Titled 'Superman,' the country-pop track will feature on his new album, The Speed of Now Part 1, which is due out on September 18.
The new song - which the Kiwi musician wrote as a spirited reminiscence on an old relationship - was released alongside a music video, which evokes the groundbreaking 1985 animation of 'Take on Me' as it features a pencil-drawn flipbook caricature of the guitarist.
Speaking about the new song, the 52-year-old country singer said: "I like when listeners can put heir own story, their own faces and their own characters into the song, and this one to me, is definitely one of those songs.
"In October 2019, this title came to me. I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast, faster and faster all the time. But music has always been the place where it slows down and doesn't even exist.
"I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning and yet somehow still feel so incredibly relevant."
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And Urban's new pop sound is inspired by his wife, Nicole Kidman.
In a recent interview with fellow New Zealander Zane Lowe on Apple Music, he said: "What I've learned from her is to be more fearless in artistry and go for the curious place that you want to go to as an artist. Don't question it.
"You know, her whole thing is like, 'I'm interested in that. I'm going to go over there,'" he explained. "It's not like, 'Oh, can I do it? Should I do it?' None of that ever comes into it. She just goes towards something and I'm like, 'Can you do that?' She goes, 'I don't know, but I'm interested in that.'
"That fearlessness, and it's actually not even fearlessness. Fear doesn't come into it. It's only curiosity. It's pure curiosity. She just goes without questioning it. That's definitely had a big impact on my music in the last five, six years, particularly."