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Ed Sheeran has just released his new single “Shape of You” much to the delight of his adoring fans. It’s a slow acoustic song about the difficulty of building a satisfying relationship between a man and a woman.

This is the moment that the fans of English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran were waiting for. The release of his new single “Shape of You” from his upcoming new album whose name has not yet been declared yet. On January 1, 2017, Sheeran has announced that he would release some new music on Friday, January 6, 2017. Come Friday, Sheeran was true to his word and released his single “Shape of You” to a waiting horde of his jubilant fans. Don’t spend time searching with terms like ‘Shape of you lyrics Ed Sheeran’ or ‘Ed Sheeran shape of you download.’ We will tell you where to listen to his new single “Shape of You.”

A Born Entertainer

Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and an occasional actor. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire on February 17, 1991, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He attended the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey from the young age of 18 in autumn 2009. Sheeran released his debut album titled + on September 9, 2011, and was surprised at the massive success of his album in the UK. Since then he has released a second album in 2014 with his third album slated to be released in 2017. He has also acted in several movies like Home and Away, The Bastard Executioner and Bridget Jones’ Baby.

Love in an Unlikely Place

In his new single “Shape of You,” Sheeran sings about meeting a girl at an unexpected place and then trying to work out a relationship with her. The encounter starts with the excitement of physical attraction between the man and the woman and then trying to find a deeper meaning to it. The man cajoles the woman to give him a chance and to try to make this relationship work. It’s a lament about finding physical gratification easily but not finding fulfilling emotions in the relationship. It is also about the thrill of finding new things about each other as the couple try to understand each other on an emotional level.

The music is sparse with a single guitar playing all through the track. Sheeran sings in an intimate way as his vocals caress the rambling guitar sounds. One gets the feel of a lonely soul trying to forge a connection with another soul despite numerous barriers. It’s a very personal song about trying to build love while taking hesitant steps towards each other.

Shape of You Lyrics

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Fans Wait Eagerly

This song will definitely fuel a demand for the new album that Sheeran has promised to release in the early part of this year. Though the name of the new album has not been officially announced Sheeran’s fans will surely be lining up outside record stores to buy his new album. His new song “Shape of You” will surely push Sheeran’s fans to wait for the whole album itself.

To listen to Ed Sheeran’s new single “Shape of You,” just click below.