Urban announces "THE SPEED OF NOW, Part 1"
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Urban announces "THE SPEED OF NOW, Part 1"

Monday, May 11, 2020 – Keith Urban said in a video that he would release his next album, "THE SPEED OF NOW, Part 1," on Sept. 18.

The album title came to Urban in October 2019. "I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. Faster and faster all the time. But music has always been a place where it slows down, and it doesn't even exist. I would never have imagined that in 2020 this album title would take on a whole new meaning," he said. "And yet somehow still feel incredibly relevant."

Urban has given several concerts from his home with wife Nicole Kidman looking on and helping him out as his roadie.

In the video, Urban revealed some of the songs: "Change Your Mind," "Wait," "Superman" and previously released songs "Polaroid" and "God Whispered Your Name." Snippets of songs were on the video.

The video starts with a light feel with an off-camera voice asking Urban, "So, what have you been up to?" "A bit of music, coffee, a whole lot of making coffee" before eventually resulting int he singer saying that he would release a new album.

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