Keith Urban Shares Cryptic Post: 'What Are You Doin' Right Now?'

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Keith Urban shared a cryptic post on his social media accounts on Monday morning (February 26), seemingly teasing fans as he prepares to release his next record.

Urban simply captioned his post, “hey...what are you doin' right now ?” He shared a black-and-white photo of a clock with its hands indicating that the time is 2:45. Capitalized text over the photo reads: “I’M OUT TONIGHT/ AND I’M FEELIN’ LIKE/ I SHOULD CALL YOU UP/ AND MAYBE TAKE A SHOT/ THAT YOU’RE WIDE AWAKE/ AT A QUARTER TO 3.” It wasn’t immediately clear as of publication time on Monday what Urban meant, or when he might shed light on the mysterious post.

Urban’s latest song to release is “Straight Line,” a vibrant, energetic anthem that offers listeners the first impression of the hitmaker’s next album. Urban wrote the song with Chase McGillJerry Flowers and Greg Wells, and co-produced with Wells. “Straight Line” made its debut earlier this month, after Urban posted snippets of the song on his social media channels and confirmed the release date.

“‘Straight Line’ is the perfect first track off my album because it’s a song born of wanting to break out of routine and feeling like somewhere along the line, life lost some color and excitement – ‘You and me used to be like a year-round summer…’ This song is about getting it back again – a message of taking back your life and driving out from under the dark cloud. If you’ve seen us in concert, I hope this track gives you that same liberated feeling,” Urban previously said in a statement shared by his record label. “While ‘Straight Line’s’ lyrics are about being stuck and trying to break out of the monotony, the melody and energy are a boulevard of nothing but green lights. Every song on this album – even the ballads – carries an energy and a life force that became a very strong through line. I hope you feel it. I’m so excited for everyone to hear the whole thing.”

Urban’s next album will follow THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1, his 16-track project that made its debut in September 2020.