Ed Sheeran Celebrates His Birthday By Releasing “How Would You Feel (Paean)”: Listen

Christina Lee | February 17, 2017 12:50 pm
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Ed Sheeran celebrated his birthday — he turns 26 today — with a new track off Divide. But “How Would You Feel (Paean)” ultimately shows how, no matter how much older he may get, some things will never change.

Critics be damned, and in the tradition of “Thinking Out Loud” and “Photograph,” Ed’s latest is a lovelorn ballad tailor-made for future wedding slideshows. “I’ll be taking my time, spending my life / falling deeper in love with you / so tell me that you love me too,” Ed sings.

“How Would You Feel (Paean)” isn’t the official follow-up single to “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill,” though it is one of Ed’s favorite new tracks — rather, as he puts it on Instagram, “favzzzzz.” Hear a live rendition below.

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