Quite possibly the world’s most famous ginger, Ed Sheeran is finally back with new material over two years after the release of his smash debut album +. His single I See Fire from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug smashed top ten charts across the world, showing that fans everywhere were eager for something new from their favourite Brit. For this latest track, Sheeran teams up with man of the moment Pharrell Williams. Will it meet expectations or is the bar raised too high?
Sing combines many of the qualities that Ed is known for from his first album: Unique vocals, choppy guitar riffs and slick rapping. But Sing is an entirely different category to anything from +. This sleek and sexy track has a 90s R&B vibe, one that has been likened to Justin Timberlake’s Like I Love You (in fact, many fans believed that Timberlake was the singer of this song when they first heard it). The chorus features Sheeran’s impressive falsetto, blowing Robin Thicke’s now infamous voice out of the water. Sing seems like a fairly simple song, but has complex layers of percussion setting the foundation for this song that will have you grooving away.
Ed has shown us that we don’t know everything about him and his music just yet. Sing shows a whole new side to this British singer songwriter, and is sure to have people across the globe gearing up for the release of his next album X.