Keith Urban's new track 'Female' is a message to ''all the females in [his] life'', as he wants to help empower them.
Keith Urban's new track 'Female' is a message to ''all the females in [his] life''.
The 50-year-old country music star has daughters Sunday, nine, and Faith, six, with his wife Nicole Kidman, and has said his new single - which he performed live at the CMAs on Wednesday (08.11.17) - is designed to empower all women in the wake of the ongoing sexual harassment scandals involving Hollywood stars such as disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
Speaking about the track, Keith said: ''As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways. And as a son - my mother is alive. It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly. For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it's incredible how now I'm surrounded by girls. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team. The song just hit me for so many reasons.''
'Female' was written by Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, and Shane McAnally during the early stages of the Weinstein saga in October, in which the 65-year-old producer was accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees over a 30 year period.
And Ross now admits his decision to get a team together to work on the track was enhanced by the tragic events of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed by a mass shooter.
He told Billboard magazine: ''After Vegas, to be honest, I haven't wanted to do anything other than write songs that make an impact. So that's all I've been doing. We got to talking that day, and then Shane McAnally was like, 'I've had this title in my phone a long time - I've never known how to do it - called 'Female.' Me and Nicolle were like, 'Uh, yes, we're doing that.' We thought the best way to write it was to just list things in the chorus.''
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