Keith Urban Joins Australian Pop Singer Amy Shark for a Lovely Duet

"Love Songs Ain't for Us" was co-written by Ed Sheeran.

Written by Chris Parton
Keith Urban Joins Australian Pop Singer Amy Shark for a Lovely Duet
Keith Urban, Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images; Amy Shark; Photo credit: Sam Horton

Keith Urban hooks up with a fellow Australian talent for a tender new duet, joining indie pop singer Amy Shark on “Love Songs Ain’t For Us.”

Featuring a the feel of a love-struck lullaby, with spacious melodies and delicate, spirit-lifting vocals, the track’s title makes it sound like a breakup tune — but it’s actually the exact opposite. All about a romance so powerful that songs don’t do it justice, Urban offers up supportive harmony and co-star in the track’s dreamy video, but he’s not the only star involved. Shark actually co-wrote the tune with global phenom, Ed Sheeran, and you can almost hear similarities to his previous hits in the way Shark delivers her chorus.

“Ed asked me if I wrote songs about my man, I told him I do, but love songs aren’t really for us,” Shark explains about the track’s creation. “He then smiled and said, ‘ok that’s what we’ll do then.’ This song is as loved up as you’ll get from me and I love it.

“The song is so classy and timeless I needed to find a class act to join me,” she goes on. “Keith is so professional and well respected around the world, so it was a no brainer.”

The song arrives as Keith Urban has his mind set on a hopeful return to Oz in 2021, planning 11 shows in Australia as part of The Speed of Now Tour this December. Amy Shark made a name in her home country with the 2016 breakout hit, “Adore,” but has yet to chart in the U.S. Her second album, Cry Forever, arrives April 30.