Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t”: Listen To The Full ‘X’ Song (And Cover Your Ears, Ellie Goulding)

Has it been officially determined yet that Ed Sheeran‘s x track “Don’t” is about his short fling with Ellie Goulding? Because, damn — this is one hell of a Go Fuck Yourself tune.

“Don’t” was first premiered by Sheeran on Saturday Night Live back in April. Last month, a clip of it appeared in a Beats By Dre commercial, ahead of the full studio version being made available on iTunes today.

In the clap-filled pop-rock song, Sheeran details every aspect of “the way that things played out” during a short relationship gone bad — one that ends with his partner sleeping with someone else who was staying in the “same fucking hotel.” If I were this girl, I’d be hiding out right about now until, oh, next spring.

Listen below.

Ed Sheeran — “Don’t”

“Me and her, we make money the same way / four cities, two planes, the same day,” Ed sings. Any guesses who “Don’t” might be about, pop fanatics?

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  • Spaska Angelova

    Amazing song Ed

  • MusicManDave

    Clearly the best song from the album thus far. Love the R&B/RAP flavor to it. Just like “SING” it showcases his diversity and works well for him. Good Job!!

    • Robbie Daw

      Totally agree, Dave. In fact, I feel like it’s his strongest song to date.