Shark has been teasing the song’s release on social media over the past week, revealing on Sunday (February 14) that she wrote it last year with Ed Sheeran. The British pop star’s influence on the slow ballad is apparent, as is Urban’s subtle country twang, which Shark also adopts in the track.
It arrives alongside a whimsical music video, which you can watch below:
Fans first became aware of the collaboration with Urban in December last year, when Shark revealed the tracklist for her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Cry Forever’. However, it wasn’t until last weekend that she namedropped Sheeran as a fellow collaborator, sharing a video of the two in the recording studio.
“I can’t actually believe the time has come. I’m so excited to announce my next single! co-written with Ed Sheeran, featuring the one and only Keith Urban ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ out Friday!,” she captioned the behind-the-scenes type video.
Shark initially teased that she’d been working with Sheeran in January last year. She posted a photo on her social media at the time, writing, “Spent some time overseas writing songs with my new English friend Ed”.
Shark again referred to the writing session with Sheeran during her BIGSOUND keynote event in October 2020, saying, “He’s so good at tapping into people’s stories”.
“I’m like a brat. If the song’s not sounding good in five or ten minutes, it’s not good enough, start again. I get really impatient. He grinds, he keeps going,” she said.
Shark and Urban are no strangers to each other either, having performed on stage together in 2019 during a Keith Urban and Friend’s show in Sydney, as well as the 2018 ARIA Awards.
Shark’s second studio record ‘Cry Forever’ will arrive on April 30 via Wonderlick/Sony.