With the release of new single, “Female,” Keith Urban is giving fans the first taste from his upcoming—and as of yet unannounced—10th studio album.
The empowering tune, which was co-penned by Nicolle Galyon, Ross Copperman and Shane McAnally, boldly tackles themes of misogyny and rape culture—especially heavy topics when compared to the Top 40 stylings of recent No. 1 hits like “Body Like a Back Road” and “All the Pretty Girls.”
As an established and respected country music veteran—who is also still very relevant on the charts—and the father of two young girls, Keith is an ideal catalyst to put a song like this in motion.
Check out “Female” below, as well as the lyrics.
When you hear somebody says somebody hits like a girl
How does that hit you?
Is that such a bad thing?
When you hear a song that they play sayin’ you run the world
Do you believe it?
Will you live to see it?
Sister – shoulder – daughter – lover
Healer – broken halo – Mother
Nature – fire – suit of armor – sole survivor – holy water
Secret keeper – fortune teller
Virgin Mary – Scarlet letter
Technicolor – river wild
Baby – girl – woman – child
When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it
Just cause she was wearing a skirt
Oh is that how that works?
When somebody talks about how it was Adam first
Does that make you second best?
Or did He save the best for last?
She’s the heart of life
She’s the dreamer’s dream
She’s the hands of time
She’s the queen of kings
photo by Jason Simanek