“Thinking Out Loud” is another single from Ed Sheeran’s new album X. This easy, breezy single is unlike the breakup anthems that Ed Sheeran has released so far. He has been singing about the pain and agony of a breakup in his previous singles “Sing” and “Don’t” but now he shows the softer side of love when you are on the side of your lover. The song easily delivers the comfort of being in love through soft music and breezy lyrics.
The track is written by Jason Marz, an extraordinaire song-writer. The song starts with plain acoustics but then drums kick in. But the song continues its rhythm without being displaced by the drums, mostly because of sudden stops to the acoustic guitar. This track is an ultimate ride to the comfortable love and companionship.
Ed Sheeran has shown us dynamics of his music in his album X. “Sing” was funky and fresh in many ways while “Thinking Out Loud” is entirely different. Some critics believe that having so much different music all packed up in one album may cause low sales while others believe it will give Ed Sheeran a large fan base as opposed to a limited underground following. Only time can tell if album X can revolutionize things for Ed Sheeran.