Rss Feed
Tweeter button
Facebook button
Reddit button
Myspace button
Linkedin button
Webonews button
Delicious button
Digg button
Flickr button
Stumbleupon button
Newsvine button
Youtube button

Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life Story

b46611c8943dfa4d2e3d4fbdfad47639 Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life Story

A few months ago, Ed Sheeran performed a song called “Take It Back” in one take. He kicks it off by offering full disclosure – “I’m not a rapper, I’m a singer with a flow” – but then proceeds to spit almost entirely throughout his acoustic guitar rhythm, save for when he belts through his hook. The studio version of the x deluxe edition track, premiered June 21 on MTV, doesn’t sound much different from when he debuted it. That’s more than fine – it’s impressive as is.

Throughout, Sheeran traces through his moments of his past, like moving out of his parents’ house at age 16 and sleeping at places that weren’t his: “I went from sleeping at a subway station to sleeping with a movie star.” (As with “Don’t,” Sheeran refuses to kiss and tell.) And like in other songs from x, like “The Man” and “Sing,” Sheeran raps almost as if it’s a nervous tick. “Take It Back” is a flurry of both self-deprecating and self-congratulatory rhymes, making it seem as if his head is spinning.

How does “Take It Back” compare to other x songs that Sheeran’s previewed so far? Below, hear his new song and revisit other songs he’s previewed from his new album.

Ed Sheeran’s x — tracklist:
1. One
2. Mess
3. Sing
4. Don’t
5. Nina
6. Photograph
7. Bloodstream
8. Tenerife
9. Runaway
10. The Man
11. Thinking Out Loud
12. Afire Love
Deluxe tracks:
1. Take It Back
2. Even My Dad Does Sometimes
3. Shirtsleeves
4. I See Fire

[via MTV]

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.

 

You might also like

072e9333cd4a01878cc02dbefcb21286 Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life StoryEd Sheeran, Mack Wilds & August Alsina Cover ‘VIBE’
Ed Sheeran joins Mack Wilds and August Alsina to cover VIBE‘s Summer 2014 issue. During...
28d827cbb2bfafd212d90904ece3e230 Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life StoryEd Sheeran Debuts ‘x’ Deluxe Edition Tracks “Even My Dad Does Sometimes” & “Shirtsleeves”: Listen
Ed Sheeran has revealed two deluxe edition tracks from his forthcoming album x. One...
45feb7f5996d55a31b6c89d9618b67bf Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life StoryEd Sheeran Debuts ‘x’ Track “One” In Empty Wembley Stadium: Watch
Ed Sheeran has rolled out another track from his forthcoming album x, again via video...
e9419f1e4f9b47d4f0ed7489c6805f4c Ed Sheeran Debuts Official Version Of “Take It Back”: Listen To Him Rap Through His Life StoryEd Sheeran Sings Of Desperation In “I’m A Mess”: Listen
Ed Sheeran sings of desperation in the lovely yet nervous “I’m A Mess,”...
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply