(Photo credit: Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You in the Live Lounge, Radio 1 on YouTube)
I feel like this one is just necessary. If you haven’t yet, make sure you take 30 minutes out of your day to go and listen to Ed’s Live Lounge session with Radio 1 (you can even multitask by just having it on the background, but I promise it will enrich your day).
My favourite one has to be ‘Castle on the Hill’. Though I love the original (- and the words When I was six years old will forever now conjure up that tune in my mind), the live lounge version really gave room for Ed’s voice to come through more on the track. So excuse me whilst I go stream the acoustic version of this song on repeat.
Also, I really hope Radio 1 are planning on releasing his cover of ‘Touch’ by Little Mix because it gave the song a whole new angle (though I have to say I love the original and do not agree with the concept that playing the Little Mix version is, as one listener put it, “socially unacceptable”- let’s all just listen to what we think is good;) )
The whole session is available on iPlayer for those of you in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04sxlt4/live-lounge-ed-sheeran-live-lounge-special