Ed Sheeran fans, our moment has finally come! With the help of Apple Music, Ed’s newest album = (Equals) was unveiled to the world. As always with Ed Sheeran, = (Equals) is a masterclass on songwriting and invoking all the most intense emotions out of his audience. From ‘Bad Habits’ to ‘First Times,’ there are five songs that became instant favorites on = (Equals), on our first listen-through! We decided to celebrate this long-awaited release we would go through those tracks with you guys!
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Is ‘First Times’ our new favorite Ed Sheeran love song? One hundred percent! You will feel so incredibly single (unless you’re in a happy relationship, oh to be living that life) and will fall in love with Ed’s love for his wife. We may just play this at our wedding, no regrets!
‘Overpass Graffiti’ is all about a love that never fades. That love that years after you’ve parted you’ll look back on and realize it’s still just as strong as you remember it being all those years ago. We should be used to the way Ed Sheeran plays with words by now, but it still blows us away every time.
‘The Joker And The Queen’
First off, are you guys as convinced as we are that we’re getting a Taylor Swift collaboration on the remix of ‘The Joker And The Queen?’ Can you imagine the collab! We are obsessed with this track, it might just be our favorite from = (Equals), and that’s saying a lot considering what an A+ record this is!
Come on, there was no way we weren’t going to put one of the best party songs on our list. ‘Bad Habits’ was such a departure from what we were used to from Ed Sheeran, but this is a musical direction we are so glad he took!
‘Love In Slow Motion’
To round off this list we had to gush about ‘Love In Slow Motion.’ Much like the first track we mentioned, ‘First Times,’ ‘Love In Slow Motion’ is such a beautiful love song. You can tell how utterly smitten Ed is, which we love to see!
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