Updated: May 22
Gold Coast native Amy Shark’s meteoric rise to the top of the Australian music scene can be credited to her sweetly distinct vocals and authentic lyricism. Shark used these traits to bring us her emotional new track, ‘Love Songs Ain’t for Us’ featuring country music superstar, Keith Urban.
Co-written with Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, Shark brings us into a nighttime where gentle guitar strings and stripped back drums help tell a story of two people caught between being lovers and friends.
“Ed asked me if I wrote songs about my man, I told him I do, but love songs aren’t really for us. 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,” says Shark
Shark opens the song on her own. When she does, her vocals are clear as crystal. There’s a vulnerability to them that feels as if she is singing directly to her lover. It’s intimate and a side of Shark we haven’t seen before. Urban joins in from the first chorus onwards. With his signature twang, Urban’s voice melds with Shark’s in a way that is reminiscent of Sheeran’s own, ‘Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)’. Hearing their voices side by side, it’s obvious to see that he was the only person who could hold their own alongside Shark. To sing with her and to her, not against her.
“The song is classy and timeless I needed to find a class act to join me. Keith is so professional and well respected around the world, so it was a no brainer.”
Shark couldn’t have said it better. ‘Love Songs Ain’t for Us’ is a beautiful, ageless track that is the perfect accompaniment to a wedding or a quiet night in with your significant other. The song and the music video are out now.
AMY SHARK ‘CRY FOREVER’ TOUR 2021
Saturday 12 June 2021 Sydney | Qudos Bank Arena
Friday 18 June 2021 Melbourne| Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 19 June 2021 Hobart | Wrest Point Lawns
Friday 25 June 2021 Gold Coast | HOTA
Saturday 26 June 2021 Brisbane | Riverstage
Thursday 1 July 2021 Adelaide | AEC Theatre
Saturday 3 July 2021 Perth | RAC Arena