Listen to Keith Urban's gentle new love ballad 'Parallel Line'

Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban has revealed a gentle new love ballad, “Parallel Line,’ which is likely to be the first new track off his forthcoming studio album Graffiti U, according to Rolling Stone on Jan. 19. Listen to the attached lyric video to hear the artist crooning in a tender falsetto, giving the lyrics a sense of urgency.

Urban’s voice drifts up into a delicate, high falsetto, sounding vulnerable and romantic as he delicately lays his heart on the line in the lyrics of “Parallel Lines," conveying a sense of longing. 

"Take a little bit of my heart tonight / No, I literally don't mind / Just please don't misplace it / Take a little bit of my heart tonight / Baby, be mine now / Baby, be mine now / Maybe it's time we / Put our hearts in a parallel line," Urban sings in "Parallel Line."

The tender love ballad will be released as an official single in Australia, but not in the U.S, where it will be released as a track on the forthcoming album, according to Taste of Country.

It is not known whether his recent #MeToo themed song “Female” will be part of the Graffiti U album, as the artist is still tinkering with the sequencing of the tracks, according to Rolling Stone.

Graffiti U will be Urban’s 11th album since he debuted on Nashville’s Capitol label in 1999. Urban has not revealed a release date for the new album but announced that he hopes it will be out soon. “It’s going to be coming out this year, very soon, I hope…I’m getting close to finishing,” he told the crowd at a surprise concert in Nashville, according to People.

The musician played a surprise show at Exit/In in Nashville, TN on Jan. 17 and announced the Graffiti U World Tour. The surprise pop-up concert played to about 350 fans at the club that the superstar first played when he was still an undiscovered artist in early 1990s. The first 36 minutes of the concert and the tour announcement were streamed live on his Facebook page.

Urban will perform at Rodeo Houston in Houston, TX on March 15, and at Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA on April 17.