“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.
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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