Keith Urban announces new album 'Fuse'

May 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM   |   Comments

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May 28 (UPI) -- Country star Keith Urban has set a release date for his upcoming album, "Fuse" as he waits to find out what the future holds for his current gig as an "American Idol" juge.

According to Billboard, Urban's new album will hit stands on September 10 and the singer predicts recording will go "down to the wire."

"If you had asked me three months ago, I'd have said we've got 13, 14 songs done and were just going to round them out," Urban told Billboard. "But new songs have come along that I've finished writing or I find, and before you know it, we're back in tracking those, and then the album goes off into a different direction. I've probably got about 16 or 17 songs, and I've got about three or four, maybe five more to do. There's lost of material; I've just got to figure out what constitutes the album at this stage."

Urban added that the buzz word for his upcoming record would be "diversity" as he collaborated with several artists -- including Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman, Butch Walker, Mike Elizondo, Jay Joyce and Zach Crowell -- during the production.

"I'm just seeing what comes out of me working with those guys," Urban explains. "I love working with people who play a lot of instruments, and really, all these guys play lots of instruments and they program and play synths and they can build an entire track just on their own."

The singer told Billboard he expects to preview a few of his upcoming singles during his upcoming "Light The Fuse Tour 2013," which begins on July 13 in Cincinnati.

Urban released "Fuse's" first single, "Little Bit of Everything" on May 22 on YouTube.

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