Keith Urban Debuts Song About Women’s Empowerment, ‘Female’ [LISTEN]

The writers were inspired to write the song in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

By Doug Lazy on November 9, 2017
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During his performance at the 51st annual CMAs on Wednesday night in Nashville, Keith Urban debuted a song called “Female,” written largely in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

He told Billboard:

“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. …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.”

The song writers were inspired to write “Female” after hearing the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Weinstein, along with the continued stories that are being told following the scandal.

Urban continued:

“When you’re dealing with that kind of subject, you’re already fraught with, how do you frame something that speaks to as many people as possible? I think the writers did an extraordinary job on reaching down to places of the soul and heart and humanity, even deeper [to] that sense of oneness and connectedness.”

Listen to the track below.

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