Music Review: Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)

At number one through February 25 at Billboard’s Hot 100 is Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran.. And what, it’s got over 287 million YouTube views and counting?! Not surprised. Not surprised.

Wanna check out the animation?

First thing that would grab you here is the beat. I mean, wow! Surely makes you feel like moving those hips, eh?! It’s like you’re at the beach or somethin’ actually. No wonder that even if the video’s just an animation, it’s been gettin’ praises! Yey!

One wouldn’t even notice the lyrics except for “I’m in love with your body”..

And speaking of lyrics, that repetition of being “in love with your body” is kinda.. Misleading though. Love again has been abused. Thus, a confusion between love and lust. Yet if only for taking it in a ‘shallower’ understanding, love here pertains to ‘like’ or ‘adore’.
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After all, love can’t be founded on physicality. Real love starts at the platonic level.. Conceiving commitment before moving towards expression.

THE CLUB ISN’T THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A LOVER, SO THE BAR IS WHERE I GO

The above are the first lines that are played in the song. And true enough and in a deeper sense — indeed, the club is no place to find a LOVEr. But because of opting for the ‘club’ instead, then the loveR here is really not about love, but some mate for that matter. Did ya’ follow?

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Ed Sheeran singing 'live' at Capital FM

More so given these lines..

WE PUSH AND PULL LIKE A MAGNET DO.. AND NOW MY BEDSHEETS SMELL LIKE YOU.

So don’t get confused. Love maybe an abused word but ‘real love’ could only be digested by those capable of it. In all, it’s a cool song by Ed Sheeran, and we’re just wondering why isn’t his songs played in movies??

Or did we just miss somethin’?

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