Ed Sheeran sings of growing older in “Thinking Out Loud,” his favorite song off his new album x (out June 23). Specifically, he sings of growing older with someone, until long after singles like Song of the Summer contender “Sing” go platinum – “and the crowds don’t remember my name / when my hand don’t play strings the same way.”
To some early fans, “Thinking Out Loud” isn’t quite what they craved – a return to the same folky balladry of his 2011 debut, +. But after listening to it a few times, it’s admittedly tough to blame Sheeran for looking ahead, rather than relive the past. With “Thinking Out Loud,” Sheeran’s written a terrific first dance song at weddings to come, making growing older sound full of promise.
Hear the studio version of “Thinking Out Loud” after the jump.
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