Label: Capitol Nashville
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Review Date: January 19, 2014
Keith Urban has kept us all waiting almost three years since his last studio album (his seventh) but, I have to say, Fuse has been well worth the wait. I’m sure all the rest of his fans will agree.
Fuse offers up Urban’s signature with some noticeably news touches and sounds that are pleasing to the ear. I’ve always felt that he wrote songs that were great to drive to and this album is no different. Keith’s well known love affair with the automobile is now evident with at least three car themed songs (Somewhere In My Car, Cop Car and Red Camerof).
I picked up the deluxe version of Fuse at my local big box store and love each and every one of the sixteen songs. Each one beautifully written, performed and produced – so much so that it makes it almost virtually impossible to pick a favorite.
By far THE Boomerocity favorite on Fuse is the hauntingly beautiful Come Back To Me. My spidey senses tell me that this song will be the biggest song Keith enjoys from this disc. Mark my words.
Two other songs to highlight are:
Red Camaro may be Urban’s answer to Prince’s Little Red Corvette with the salaciousness. Gotta love the wholesomeness of country music! That’s what makes it so great!
Finally, Heart Like Mine is the kind of love song that fans have come to expect from Urban. Soft, touching, thought provoking.
Since this review is a tad late, I’m certain Urban fans have already bought the disc and caught at least one of his shows on the supporting tour. However, if you’re a fan or just an appreciative observer of this incredibly talented artist, Fuse is a great disc to have in your listening library.