Today, however, was anticipated. We got news on the first of the year that Ed was releasing new music today, and we got two new songs. The build was actually there this time, and only for a few days.
So a few friends at work and I locked ourselves and our computers in a room and sat to listen together. "Shape of You" was great, in its own way. But this song has now stuck with me for 24 hours strong, and it's like a driving heartbeat somehow. It's got the same effect as "She Sets The City On Fire" does when you're walking down the street, and a reminiscent lyrics that bring tears to your eyes as you start to relate them to people and places and memories. He's upped the production a bit, and brings that rasp in his voice as he starts to sing harder and more emotionally.
Basically, nailed it - welcome back Ed. It's good to have you here again.