Just a few summer months stand between country music fans and a new Keith Urban album.
The Academy of Country Music Awards' defending Entertainer of the Year confirmed Friday that his new record, "The Speed of Now Part 1," drops Sept. 18.
Urban unveiled the news in a coffee-guzzling video that teased new tunes and offered a look at how he's been spending time in self-isolation.
"What have I been up to?," Urban began, "A bit of recording, a whole lot of making coffee. Sometimes making coffee's just, well, making coffee. Other times it can be really inspiring. Thinking about song ideas, riffs ..."
The three-minute video trails through a stream of Urban thoughts — about legal pads, "Game of Thrones" and the voices in his head — before detailing his album plans.
"In October 2019 this album title came to me," he said. "I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. Faster and faster all the time."
He continued, "But music has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning."
The video teases five presumable album tracks: "Tumbleweed," "Polaroid," "Change Your Mind," "Wait" and "Superman." The record follows Urban's 2018 full-length effort, "Graffiti U."
Urban's latest single,"God Whispered Your Name," which he released earlier this year, stands at No. 14 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. On Sept. 16, Urban hosts the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville.