Published Jan 06, 2017Ed Sheeran had a rough royal run-in back in the fall when Princess Beatrice accidentally sliced his face open with a sword during a knighting prank gone wrong, but the UK singer seems to have recovered just fine and has just unveiled a pair of new tracks.
The first is a sugary, watered-down, very slightly dancehall-tinged cut called "Shape of You," and the vague island vibes stem largely from the fact that Sheeran originally penned the tune with Rihanna in mind. Eventually, though, he changed his tune, kept the track for himself and turned it into a ditty about dancing to Van Morrison on the jukebox and going on first dates to all-you-can-eat buffets.
The second track is called "Castle on the Hill," and it hears Sheeran delving into his own childhood history for a poignant pop-rocker.
Hear both new tracks and watch their accompanying lyric videos below.