Album Review: Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’

Emily Belloma

Keith Urban’s newest album “Fuse” offers “A Little Bit of Everything.”  He promised his fans that this album, which is his eighth studio album, would be different from the others. It has been three years since his last album was released, and he delivered.

The 13-track album was released on Sept. 10 and it includes a variety of new songs, including the lead single “A Little Bit of Everything.” A deluxe edition is also available with three exclusive tracks. 

The Australian country star offers a fusion of pop and country by incorporating the guitar and the banjo. He worked with eight different producers to get the final product. The duets on this album, performed with Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, also contribute to the new sound.

This album will want you to get in the car and cruise with the windows down, partially because of the fun-loving beat and also because he mentions that in a number of the songs. The subject of cars were a reoccurring theme in this album including tracks like “Somewhere in My Car,” “Cop Car,” “She’s My 11” and “Red Camaro.”

While the majority of the album is up beat, there is the occasional slow song that offers a nice break. “Come Back to Me” is a beautiful song that reminds fans why they love Keith Urban in the first place. 

Although the sound is different the general message is the same: cars and girls. These subjects have been successful for Urban in the past, and he will surely see radio success with a number of these new songs. 

The second leg of his Light the Fuse Tour kicks off on Oct. 18, and he will be at the Wells Fargo Arena on Nov. 9.