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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: In this handout photo provided by The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, musical artist Keith Urban performs onstage for the Country Rising Benefit Concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Country Rising/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that Keith Urban is really good at writing love songs. There’s a method to all that love madness, though, and now he’s sharing some of it in a new interview.

The superstar recently released “Female,” which is the first single from an upcoming new album, a project he’s been working on all year. “It’s always about the spirit of a record,” Keith tells Entertainment Tonight. “I think the songs that end up on an album, for me, are the ones that seem to all be in unison with a particular spirit that’s happening with a record. You know, Ripcord definitely had that feeling of a spirit and this album will have a spirit of its own.”

As for those love songs, the recipe is pretty simple. “Honesty,” he tells the outlet. And, “vulnerability.”

His overall purpose, though, is improvement. “I just think of it in terms of just getting better at what I do,” he offers. “That’s always been the goal … It’s like, if you like climbing mountains, when you get to the top, you find another mountain – ’cause you like climbing mountains. Not so much being on the top of one, just climbing them. That’s what I like doing.”

Keith’s new album is expected sometime next year. Read more from Entertainment Tonight here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.