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Listen: Keith Urban releases 'Straight Line,' first track from new album

Keith Urban released "Straight Line," the first track from his new album. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Keith Urban released "Straight Line," the first track from his new album. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Keith Urban is back with new music.

The 56-year-old country music singer released the single "Straight Line" on Friday.

"Straight Line" is the first track from Urban's forthcoming 12th studio album.

"This is the song that kicks off an album I'm jonesing to share with you all. I chose it first for a lot of reasons, but particularly because I think it represents an energy and spirit that became a through line of this whole record," Urban wrote on Instagram.

Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the U.S. Open tennis championships in September. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the U.S. Open tennis championships in September. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

"I'm gonna cover a lot of themes, emotions and vibes on this album but a very human spirit runs through them all," he added. "'Straight Line' is wanting to break out of a soul-sucking routine that you might be stuck in: maybe in a relationship, a job, with creativity, with yourself... whatever it is!! It's a message of feeling alive again and getting out from under that dark cloud."

Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the Academy Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the Academy Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Urban's new album is also expected to feature his singles "Wild Hearts," "Nightfalls," "Brown Eyes Baby" and "Street Called Main," released in 2021 and 2022.

Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the Academy Awards in 2022. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Keith Urban (L) and Nicole Kidman attend the Academy Awards in 2022. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The singer's most recent album, The Speed of Now Part 1, was released in September 2020.