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Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (single review)

So, we get two Ed Sheeran songs at the same time? Thanks Ed! Where the first was a relaxed tune with a light dance beat to it, this song feels a lot more powerful and personal. Mentioning breaking his leg as a child and speaking of events in his life, this track evokes more intimate feelings than the other song.

Did I mention there is some piano in this? Ed seems to have gone bigger on production for the new album, ‘Castle On The Hill’ is proof that he is expanding and developing his music all the time. This measures up to previous hits like ‘Photograph’ and ‘One’ in terms of getting deeper into the mind of Ed Sheeran and I think he is at his best when the words are almost screaming out from him.

Out of the two new tracks, I think ‘Castle On The Hill’ is the one I like the most. Ed Sheeran is a great songwriter, and the problem is that I honestly do enjoy a lot of his music. There are very few tunes from his back catalogue I find a problem with. With that, get listening to both this and ‘Shape Of You’ as we prepare for the release of ÷ very soon!

Final Rating: 9.5/10

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (single review)

I can believe this song was meant to be his gift to Rihanna to record, but aren’t we glad he actually took it on instead? The minimal R’n’B beat is indeed part of what establishes this comeback from one of the greatest musicians of this millennium, it can be listened to with your feet up or danced to in a club. Ed does manage to blend genres well, and the result shown is one of musical genius.

We had them messages earlier in the week hinting to lyrics for the songs and I am glad they make more sense as lyrics to separate tracks than the same song. This song is easy going and just a nice track to enjoy the return of Ed to the music scene. This does build the anticipation towards the ÷ album (glad he is keeping to a theme).

Ed Sheeran will undoubtedly be topping charts all around the world, either with ‘Shape Of You’ or ‘Castle On The Hill’. Two very different tracks, but very significant and strong songs to enter into 2017 with. Get yourself moving to this taster of album three while we wait for its release later this year.

Final rating: 9/10

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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