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Keith Urban Becomes the Man of Romantic Steel in ‘Superman’

Not even kryptonite can stop his love.

Written by Chris Parton
Keith Urban Becomes the Man of Romantic Steel in ‘Superman’
Keith Urban; Cover art courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville

Keith Urban puts on his “Man of Steel” cape in the new song, “Superman,” unveiling a high-energy tribute to his very own “Lois Lane.”

Featuring a guitar-and-synth-driven ’80s-pop vibe and clocking in at less than three minutes long, the summertime anthem is faster than a speeding bullet — but still finds time for a soaring guitar solo. Full of x-ray memories that see through the heart of an unforgettable romance, it’s an instantly enjoyable foot-tapper full of much-needed positivity, complete with its own animated video by YouTube flipbook creator, Andymation.

“I like when listeners can put heir own story, their own faces and their own characters into the song, and this one to me, is definitely one of those songs,” Urban says of the new track.

“When I was with you, baby I was Superman / Yeah we were sky high, there was nothing better / When I was with you, grabbin’ that live wire / Where we were Johnny and June in a ring of fire / Now you’re caught up in my head like a melody / Of the sweetest summer song that we used to sing / Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh / When I was with you,” goes the propulsive chorus.

“Superman” is the third track released from Urban’s upcoming The Speed of Now Part 1 album, which is set for release September 18. He previously dropped the Top 5 hit, “We Were,” and bluesy chart-riser, “God Whispered Your Name.”