Ed Sheeran has been very quiet recently with his debut album ‘+’ released in 2011 we haven’t really heard any new music from the singer other than ‘I See Fire’ which was the lead single for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ soundtrack. The wait is over, his second studio album ‘X’ (pronounced Multiply) will be released on June 23 and the lead single has just been premiered. ‘Sing’ is a RNB influenced song produced by hit maker Pharrell who seems to have his input on almost every song that is on the chart at the moment. It’s nothing we haven’t heard from him before with his airtight raps which seems to flow so effortlessly. But they’ve taken that idea and grown it into this big production guitar and choir RNB piece which will make you want to sing (pun intended). He’s also added falsetto into the pre chorus which makes the song very reminiscent of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’. This song was created for radio; it’s the ultimate song for right now as it’s different and edgy and so infectiously catchy. I’m glad he didn’t decide to release a slow acoustic ballad as the first single as I’m sure there are heaps of those to come. It shows fans and listeners that he is experimenting and making his sound a lot bigger and louder. So yes, Ed Sheeran has struck again and created another song that you won’t be able to turn on the radio without hearing.
‘Sing’ is available on Australian ITunes from April 25 and Ed Sheeran will be performing at the 56th Logie Awards on April 27.