Ed Sheeran Performs “Shape Of You” & “Castle On The Hill” On ‘SNL’: Watch
Ed warmed up with “Shape of You,” the current No. 1 song in America, which has just enough swagger to show how he (once again) takes cues from the Justified playbook. But he seemed to come alive with “Castle on the Hill,” the ramshackle anthem about finding home in even the most modest of places.
If “Castle on the Hill” (currently No. 6 on the Billboard 200) is for future high school graduations, “Shape of You” can soundtrack messy college dating thereafter. Moreover, they’re proof of Ed’s greatest strength as a songwriter — his relatability.