For a while, Keith Urban had been hinting that he was about to reveal some big news. He at least made it obvious that he was planning to release a new song, which he revealed to be titled “Parallel Line.”
Fans got the chance to hear that song for the first time when Urban performed it during a surprise pop-up show in Nashville on Wednesday (January 17). It was also during that show that Urban revealed his intentions to embark on a tour this year, called the Graffiti U World Tour. Kelsea Ballerini will be joining Urban as the supporting act on the tour.
As if all of that wasn’t exciting enough, Urban also shared that he’s going to release a new album soon, which will also be titled Graffiti U. It turns out that the “Parallel Line” song he was teasing is going to be one of the tracks on the album.
Fans finally got the chance to hear “Parallel Line” in full when Urban released it on Friday (January 19). It was released as a single in Australia only, but is still available on a worldwide scale.
According to radio.com, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran served as one of the many co-writers on the track. Sheeran has penned songs for a number of country artists in the past, including Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill.
In a statement, Urban said that he loved the song as soon as he heard it. “It just struck me as one of those kinds of songs that comes along very, very rarely,” he said. “I grabbed my guitar, started playing it and it just fit. It felt so right for me and I was just anxious to get in the studio and get to work on it.”