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Keith Urban Performs New Tune 'Female' in Wake of Weinstein Scandal

10 November, 2017, 18:23 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Keith Urban Debuts New Track 'Female'

The powerful song, called "Female", was written by Urban only a few weeks ago and highlights numerous accusations often made against victims of sexual assault. "Particularly the chorus of the song is absolutely pure celebration of female".

Did you have an emotional reaction listening to Keith Urban's new song "Female" for the first time? Country music is full of strong female stars who could have sung this song.

The song was released on Wednesday (November 8) and Urban debuted it live at the Country Music Association Awards.

It rocketed up the Australian iTunes charts to No. 12 within hours of its release on Thursday.

"I thought it was nice and very personal to blend these girls into the song because it just felt very, very right and that's what the song means to me", Urban told The Associated Press prior to the CMA Awards.

"For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it's incredible how now I'm surrounded by girls", Urban said. In addition to singling out his (living!) relatives, Urban also pointed out that he employs a number of women on his team.

Urban credited his wife and daughters as inspiring him to record Female. But given that the majority of hits are from a male perspective, it's simply refreshing to have a song - and Female already got some radio play on Wednesday -that attempts to offer a different point-of-view.

The Hollywood heavyweight who worked with Weinstein on numerous projects including Cold Mountain, The Others, Nine and, most recently, Lion, spoke out against the misuse of power in the week after the allegations against the movie mogul surfaced.

She has publicly slammed his alleged behaviour, saying that it needs to be "eradicated".

Not everyone has been impressed by Keith Urban's lyrics on his latest song Female.

Nicole Kidman's response to the song.

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